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India reports 490 more COVID-19 deaths, significantly lower number of new cases at 38,310
New Delhi, November 3, 2020
India today reported 490 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and a significantly lower number of new cases of infection at 38,310 as the spread of the deadly virus continued to show 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 8,267,623 and the death toll has climbed to 123,097.
The number of deaths in a 24-hour period stayed below 500 for the third day running today after crossing the 500-mark in the previous four days. It had fallen below 500 on October 26 for the first time after more than three months.
Today is the 12th time in 16 days that the number of daily deaths has remained below 600.
This is the ninth consecutive day and the tenth time in 14 days that number of new cases of COVID-19 has stayed below 50,000. 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 7,603,121 as of this morning, which means the recovery rate has risen to 91.96%.
The number of active cases has gone down further by 20,503 since yesterday and stood at 541,405 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 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 45,231 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 31st consecutive day and the 33rd time in 34 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 53 days. It has registered a thousand-plus deaths on 32 of the last 63 days.
India has reported more than 90,000 new cases in a 24-hour period for 12 of the last 59 days and more than 80,000 cases for 27 of the last 71 days. It has reported more than 60,000 cases on 66 of the last 84 days and more than 50,000 new cases for 86 of the last 96 days.
The world has reported a total of more than 46.860 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,206,069 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 9.29 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 5.554 million cases).
In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (231,536) and Brazil (160,253).
Figures released this morning by the Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare showed that the 490 new deaths reported in India today included 104 in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state.
It was followed by 58 deaths in Chhattisgarh, 57 in West Bengal, 42 in Delhi, 31 in Tamil Nadu, 29 in Karnataka, 25 in Uttar Pradesh, 21 in Kerala, 15 in Haryana, 13 each in Andhra Pradesh and Punjab, ten in Himachal Pradesh, nine each in Manipur, Odisha and Rajasthan, eight in Jammu & Kashmir, seven each in Goa and Madhya Pradesh, four each in Bihar and Gujarat, three each in Nagaland and Telangana, two each in Tripura and Uttarakhand, and one each in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Chandigarh, Jharkhand and Ladakh.
No new deaths were reported today from Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Puducherry and Sikkim.
Of the total of 123,097 deaths so far in India, Maharashtra accounted for the highest number at 44,128, followed by 11,221 in Karnataka, 11,183 in Tamil Nadu, 7,076 in Uttar Pradesh, 6,957 in West Bengal, 6,719 in Andhra Pradesh, 6,604 in national capital Delhi, 4,227 in Punjab, 3,725 in Gujarat, 2,965 in Madhya Pradesh, 2,208 in Chhattisgarh, 1,926 in Rajasthan, 1,810 in Haryana, 1,533 in Kerala, 1,490 in Jammu & Kashmir, 1,351 in Telangana, 1,340 in Odisha, 1,101 in Bihar, 1,029 in Uttarakhand, 932 in Assam, 886 in Jharkhand, 616 in Goa, 595 in Puducherry, 350 in Tripura, 336 in Himachal Pradesh, 227 in Chandigarh, 180 in Manipur, 90 in Meghalaya, 76 in Ladakh, 73 in Sikkim, 60 in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, 42 in Nagaland, 38 in Arunachal Pradesh, two in Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu and one in Mizoram.
Lakshadweep Islands have not reported any cases of infection until now.
The total of 8,267,623 cases in India so far include the 123,097 patients who have died as well as the 7,603,121 patients who have recovered, which means that the number of active cases in the country stood at 541,405 as of this morning, down 20,503 from yesterday.
The number of patients who have recovered has increased by 58,323 since yesterday and the recovery rate has risen to 91.96%, according to the data.