India registers dip in COVID numbers with 816 deaths, 66,732 new cases
A health worker collecting swab samples from people to test for COVID-19 at Nehru Homeopathic Hospital, Defence Colony, in Delhi on October 11,2020. IANS

India registers dip in COVID numbers with 816 deaths, 66,732 new cases

New Delhi, October 12, 2020

India today registered a significant dip in its coronavirus (COVID-19) numbers, with 816 deaths and 66,732 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours.

With these, the death toll so far due to the disease has increased to 109,150 and the total number of cases of infection has climbed to 7,120,538 since the first case was reported in the country in late January this year.

Also, the number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to increase and stood at 6,149,535 as of this morning.

The number of active cases has gone down further by 5,643 since yesterday to 861,853.

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 918 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 74,383 new cases yesterday.

This is the eighth consecutive day and the tenth time in 14 days that the country has reported less than 1,000 deaths in a single day. It is also the ninth consecutive day and the 11th time in 14 days that it 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 32 days. It has registered a thousand-plus deaths for 31 of the last 42 days.

India has reported more than 90,000 new cases in a 24-hour period for 12 of the last 37 days and more than 80,000 cases for 27 of the last 49 days. It has reported more than 75,000 cases on 38 of the last 47 days, more than 60,000 cases on 61 of the last 62 days and more than 50,000 new cases for the 74th consecutive day today.

The world has reported a total of more than 37.408 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,076,764 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 7.762 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 5.094 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (214,771) and Brazil (150,488).

Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare showed that the 816 new deaths reported in India today included 309 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state.

It was followed by 75 deaths in Karnataka, 65 in Tamil Nadu, 59 in West Bengal, 41 in Uttar Pradesh, 35 in Punjab, 30 in Andhra Pradesh, 29 in Delhi, 25 each in Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, 18 in Chhattisgarh, 16 in Odisha, 14 in Rajasthan, 13 in Uttarakhand, nine each in Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir, eight in Goa, seven in Haryana, six in Telangana, five in Assam, four in Puducherry, three each in Jharkhand and Manipur, two each in Bihar and Himachal Pradesh, and one each in Arunachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Meghalaya and Tripura.

No new deaths were reported today from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Ladakh, Nagaland and Sikkim.

Of the total of 109,150 deaths so far in India, Maharashtra accounts for the highest number at 40,349, followed by 10,252 in Tamil Nadu, 9,966 in Karnataka, 6,394 in Uttar Pradesh, 6,224 in Andhra Pradesh, 5,769 in national capital Delhi, 5,622 in West Bengal, 3,833 in Punjab, 3,566 in Gujarat, 2,624 in Madhya Pradesh, 1,650 in Rajasthan, 1,579 in Haryana, 1,322 in Jammu & Kashmir, 1,253 in Chhattisgarh, 1,228 in Telangana, 1,022 in Odisha, 1,003 in Kerala, 946 in Bihar, 816 in Assam 787 in Jharkhand, 747 in Uttarakhand, 563 in Puducherry, 507 in Goa, 316 in Tripura, 250 in Himachal Pradesh, 191 in Chandigarh, 91 in Manipur, 64 in Ladakh, 63 in Meghalaya, 55 each in Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Sikkim, 24 in Arunachal Pradesh, 17 in Nagaland, and two in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.

Mizoram has not reported any COVID deaths so far while Lakshadweep Islands have not reported any cases of infection until now.

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