India reports 412 more COVID-19 deaths, 31,521 new cases of infection
Municipal workers fumigating Delhi-UP's Ghazipur border as a precautionary measure against COVID-19 and mosquito-borne diseases on the 14th day of the farmers' protest against the three new contentious farm laws, on December 9, 2020. (Photo: IANS)

India reports 412 more COVID-19 deaths, 31,521 new cases of infection

New Delhi, December 10, 2020

India today reported 412 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 31,521 new cases of infection as the spread of the virus appeared to have slowed down across the country.

With the latest numbers, the death toll has gone up to 141,772 while the total number of cases of infection in the country so far, since the first case was reported in late January, has risen to 9,767,371.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period stayed above the 400-mark for the second day today after staying below that level for two days.

The number of new cases of infection in a day remained below 50,000 for the 30th consecutive day and below 40,000 for the 11th consecutive day today.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 has increased to 9,253,306 as of this morning, up 37,725 from yesterday, making for a recovery rate of 94.73%.

The number of active cases decreased by 6,616 in the past 24 hours to 372,293, the lowest in more than four months.

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 402 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 32,080 new cases of infection yesterday.

The world has reported a total of more than 68.894 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,569,374 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 15.386 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 6.728 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (289,373) and Brazil (178,995).


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