India registers 564 more COVID-19 deaths, 46,232 new cases of infection
Women performing rituals in an artificial tank created on the terrace of their residence amid the COVID-19 pandemic, during Chhath Puja celebrations in Patna on November 20, 2020. IANS

India registers 564 more COVID-19 deaths, 46,232 new cases of infection

Death toll rises to 132,726, total cases climb to 9.05 million; recoveries go past 8.478 million; active cases fall to 439,747

New Delhi, November 21, 2020

India today registered 564 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 46,232 new caes of infection in the past 24 hours even as a fresh spiral of cases in some parts of the country, including national capital Delhi, is causing the authorities some worry.

With the latest numbers, the death toll has risen to 132,726 while the total number of cases of infection in the country so far, since the first case was reported in late January, has climbed to 9,050,597.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period stayed above the 500-mark for the third consecutive day today after staying below that number for the previous four days. The number had fallen below 500 on October 26 for the first time after more than three months.

The number of new cases of infection in a day stayed below 50,000 for the 14th consecutive day today.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to increase and stood at 8,478,124 as of this morning, up 49,715 from yesterday. With this, the recovery rate has risen to 93.67%.

The number of active cases went down by 4,047 in the past 24 hours to 439,747.

The highest number of deaths due to COVID-19 in a single day in the country -- 1,290 -- was reported on September 16. India had reported 584 deaths yesterday.

The highest number of fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period -- 97,894 -- was reported on September 17. The country had recorded 45,882 new cases of infection yesterday.

The world has reported a total of more than 57.514 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,371,583 as of this morning, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University in the United States, which is tracking the pandemic.

India is placed second in the world in terms of the total number of cases of infection so far, behind the United States (more than 11.908 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 6.020 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (254,383) and Brazil (168,613).


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