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India reports 520 more COVID-19 deaths, 44,684 new cases of infection
Death toll rises to 129,188, total cases cross 8.773 million; recoveries go past 8.163 million; active cases drop to 480,719
New Delhi, November 14, 2020
India today recorded 520 more deaths due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and 44,684 new cases of infection during the past 24 hours.
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 8,773,479 and the death toll has climbed to 129,188.
The number of deaths in a 24-hour period stayed above the 500-mark for the fourth consecutive day 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 new cases of infection in a day stayed below 50,000 for the seventh consecutive day today.
The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 continued to increase and stood at 8,163,572 as of this morning, up 47,992 from yesterday. With this, the recovery rate has risen to 93.04%.
In another positive development, the number of active cases has dropped further to 480,719, down 3,828 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 547 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 44,879 new cases of infection yesterday.
The world has reported a total of more than 53.319 million cases of COVID-19 so far while the global death toll has increased to 1,302,008 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 10.736 million cases) and ahead of Brazil (more than 5.81 million cases).
In terms of the number of deaths, the country ranks third after the US (244,304) and Brazil (164,737).