Coronavirus: India posts lowest daily COVID-19 caseload in four months, reports 46,790 new cases

First Published 20, Oct 2020, 11:17 AM

In the last 30 days since Covid-19 cases peaked in India, the growth rate of infections has more than halved — from 92% in the month prior to September 18 to 42% since then, a drop of 50% points.

<p>India posted its lowest daily coronavirus caseload in nearly four months, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday, as new cases maintained a decreasing trend from a peak in September.</p>

India posted its lowest daily coronavirus caseload in nearly four months, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday, as new cases maintained a decreasing trend from a peak in September.

<p>The country reported 46,790 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to nearly 7.6 million – the second highest behind the United States.&nbsp;</p>

The country reported 46,790 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to nearly 7.6 million – the second highest behind the United States. 

<p>It also reported 587 deaths, taking the total to 115,197.</p>

It also reported 587 deaths, taking the total to 115,197.

<p>While over 67 lakh people have recovered from the disease so far, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.</p>

While over 67 lakh people have recovered from the disease so far, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.

<p>The total recoveries surged to 67,33,329 in the country, a rise by 69,721 since Monday (October 19).</p>

The total recoveries surged to 67,33,329 in the country, a rise by 69,721 since Monday (October 19).

<p>There are 7,48,538 active cases in the country, the data stated, a dip in numbers by 23,517 since Monday.<br />
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There are 7,48,538 active cases in the country, the data stated, a dip in numbers by 23,517 since Monday.
 

<p>According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,61,16,771 samples have been tested up to October 19 with 10,32,795 samples being tested on Monday.<br />
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According to the ICMR, a cumulative total of 9,61,16,771 samples have been tested up to October 19 with 10,32,795 samples being tested on Monday.
 

<p>The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 40,462,338. While 30,232,844 have recovered, 1,120,715 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 8,393,773 cases. It is followed by India, which has 7,597,063 cases, Brazil (5,237,961) and Russia (1,415,316).</p>

The global tally of coronavirus cases stands at 40,462,338. While 30,232,844 have recovered, 1,120,715 have died so far. The US, the worst-hit country, has 8,393,773 cases. It is followed by India, which has 7,597,063 cases, Brazil (5,237,961) and Russia (1,415,316).