India reports 512 more COVID-19 deaths, 44,281 new cases of infection
Visitors at the Indian Museum that reopened as part of Unlock 5.0 with COVID-19 safety protocols in place, in Kolkata on November 10, 2020.Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS

India reports 512 more COVID-19 deaths, 44,281 new cases of infection

Death toll rises to 127,571; total cases cross 8.636 million; recoveries go past 8 million; active cases drop below 500,000

New Delhi, November 11, 2020

India today reported 512 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 44,281 new cases of infection during the past 24 hours even as the spread of the deadly virus appeared 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 8,636,011 and the death toll has climbed to 127,571.

The number of deaths in a 24-hour period has crossed the 500-mark again today after staying below that number for the previous two days. Before that, the number had stayed above 500 for five days.

The number had fallen below 500 on October 26 for the first time after more than three months.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to increase and has crossed the 8-million mark to stand at 8,013,783 as of this morning, up 54,377 from yesterday. With this, the recovery rate has risen to 92.79%.

In another positive development, the number of active cases has gone dropped below the 500,000-mark to 494,657, down 10,608 from yesterday.

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 448 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 38,073 new cases of infection yesterday.

The world has reported a total of more than 51.377 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,270,171 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 10.242 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 5.699 million cases).

In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (239,618) and Brazil (162,802).


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