India registers 670 more COVID-19 deaths, 47,638 new cases of infection
Passengers at the Anand Vihar Inter-State Bus Terminal that reopened two days ago after being closed for seven months during the COVID-19 lockdown, in New Delhi on November 5, 2020. IANS

India registers 670 more COVID-19 deaths, 47,638 new cases of infection

New Delhi, November 6, 2020

India today reported 670 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 47,638 fresh cases of infection even as the spread of the deadly virus continued to maintain a declining trend in most parts of the country.

With these, the total number of cases of infection in the country so far, since the first case was reported in late January, has risen to 8,411,724 and the death toll has climbed to 124,985.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period stayed above the 500-mark for the third day running today after remaining below 500 for the three previous days, before which it had stayed above the mark for 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 fell below 50,000 after going past it yesterday for the first time in 11 days. On October 20, it had fallen below 50,000 for the first time in 82 days at 46,790. On October 27, the number of new cases had fallen to 36,470 -- the lowest in 101 days.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to increase and stood at 7,765,966 as of this morning, which means the recovery rate has risen to 92.32%.

The number of active cases has gone down further by 7,189 since yesterday and stood at 520,773 this morning.

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 704 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 50,210 new cases of infection yesterday.

On October 13, the number of new cases in a single day had fallen below 60,000 for the first time in more than two months.

Today is the 34th consecutive day and the 36th time in 37 days that the country has recorded less than 80,000 fresh cases of infection in a 24-hour period.

The country has reported more than 1,200 deaths in a 24-hour period four times in the past 56 days. It has registered a thousand-plus deaths on 32 of the last 66 days.

India has reported more than 90,000 new cases in a 24-hour period for 12 of the last 62 days and more than 80,000 cases for 27 of the last 74 days. It has reported more than 60,000 cases on 66 of the last 87 days and more than 50,000 new cases for 87 of the last 99 days.

The world has reported a total of more than 48.6 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,232,214 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 9.606 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 5.59 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (234,911) and Brazil (161,106).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare showed that the 670 new deaths reported in India today included 256 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state. The number includes 117 deaths reported in the previous 24 hours and 139 deaths that have been added to the total after a reconciliation of the numbers of the past few days.

It was followed by 66 deaths in Delhi, 54 in West Bengal, 44 in Chhattisgarh, 31 in Karnataka, 28 in Tamil Nadu, 27 in Uttar Pradesh, 26 in Kerala, 23 in Haryana, 22 in Punjab, 14 in Odisha, 13 in Andhra Pradesh, ten in Rajasthan, nine in Uttarakhand, eight in Bihar, seven in Gujarat, six each in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, five in Madhya Pradesh, four each in Goa and Telangana, two each in Manipur and Sikkim, and one each in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura.

No new deaths were reported today from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Mizoram and Puducherry.

Of the total of 124,985 deaths so far in India, Maharashtra accounted for the highest number at 44,804, followed by 11,312 in Karnataka, 11,272 in Tamil Nadu, 7,131 in Uttar Pradesh, 7,122 in West Bengal, 6,769 in national capital Delhi, 6,757 in Andhra Pradesh, 4,281 in Punjab, 3,744 in Gujarat, 2,992 in Madhya Pradesh, 2,360 in Chhattisgarh, 1,955 in Rajasthan, 1,859 in Haryana, 1,613 in Kerala, 1,517 in Jammu & Kashmir, 1,378 in Odisha, 1,366 in Telangana, 1,121 in Bihar, 1,047 in Uttarakhand, 934 in Assam, 894 in Jharkhand, 630 in Goa, 597 in Puducherry, 361 in Himachal Pradesh, 354 in Tripura, 229 in Chandigarh, 189 in Manipur, 91 in Meghalaya, 79 in Ladakh, 75 in Sikkim, 60 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 45 in Nagaland, 43 in Arunachal Pradesh, and two each in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and Mizoram.

Lakshadweep Islands have not reported any cases of infection until now.

The total of 8,411,724 cases in India so far include the 124,985 patients who have died as well as the 7,765,966 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 520,773 as of this morning, down 7,189 from yesterday.

The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 54,157 since yesterday and the recovery rate has risen to 92.32%, according to the data.


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