India's total number of coronavirus cases crosses 9 million

Remigio Civitarese
Novembre 23, 2020

According to data compiled from official state and union territory government statistics, India has reported 89,58,119 cases and 1,31,638 deaths (including co-morbid fatalities).

Delhi accounted for 22.39 per cent of the fatalities reported across the country due to the coronavirus infection in a span of 24 hours by recording 131 deaths and became the largest contributor to the single-day COVID-19 deaths in India, the health ministry said on Thursday.

The western city of Ahmadabad late on Thursday announced an indefinite night curfew after reporting an uptick in cases following the Diwali festival weekend.

Meanwhile, the total number of recoveries has reached 83.8 lakh.

A shopkeeper wears a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus waits for customers at a market in Bengaluru India
New Covid cases in India rise by almost 50 per cent in two days following Diwali festivities

Statewise - the worst-hit continues to be Maharashtra with 17,63,055 confirmed cases, followed by Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

The total recoveries have surged to 84,78,124 pushing the national recovery rate to 93.67 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.47 percent. The last time daily fresh COVID-19 cases crossed the 50,000-threshold was on November 7. Delhi registered 6,901 recoveries while Maharashtra reported 6,608 new recoveries, according to the health ministry. "The number of cases is also coming down and the positivity rate, which is the biggest indicator, is also falling down", Jain said. Daily new infections rose to 5,011 in Maharashtra. The count of active cases remained unmoved at 4,45,804 on Friday while it had increased by 346 last Saturday (November 14). The death toll since the pandemic began is more than 132,000. The major city in Gujarat state has recorded approximately 47,000 cases and close to 2,000 deaths.

Globally, 6.1 lakh new cases were reported with 10,969 new deaths recorded, highest till date.

After reporting under 2,000 daily new cases for three consecutive days, 2,390 more people tested positive in Uttar Pradesh.

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