India reports 443 more COVID-19 deaths, 38,772 new cases of infection
Swab samples being collected from people for COVD-19 testing at the New Gardiner Road Hospital, in Patna on November 24, 2020. IANS

India reports 443 more COVID-19 deaths, 38,772 new cases of infection

Death toll increases to 137,139; total cases cross 9.431 million; recoveries go past 8.847 million; active cases decrease to 446,952

New Delhi, November 30, 2020

India today reported 443 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 38,772 new cases of infection in the past 24 hours as the Central and State government continued to take measures to contain a fresh surge in the numbers of cases in some states, including national capital Delhi.

With the latest numbers, the death toll has gone up to 137,139 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 9,431,691.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period stayed below the 500-mark for the fourth consecutive day today. The number had fallen below 500 on October 26 for the first time after more than three months and has since been fluctuating slightly above and below that mark.

The number of new cases of infection in a day remained below 50,000 for the 23rd consecutive day today.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 rose to 8,847,600 as of this morning, up 45,333 from yesterday, making for a recovery rate of 93.8%.

The number of active cases decreased by 7,004 in the past 24 hours to 446,952.

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 496 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 41,810 new cases of infection yesterday.

The world has reported a total of more than 62.736 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,458,587 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 13.378 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 6.314 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (266,838) and Brazil (172,833).

NNN

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