Coronavirus | India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 million

Elias Hubbard
November 20, 2020

India on Thursday reported over 46,000 fresh coronavirus infections.

Almost 600 more fatalities in the past 24 hours brought the death toll to 1,32,220.

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. Meanwhile, citing the proposal sent by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has made a decision to reinforce the restrictions on number of guests at marriage-related events to 50. The major city in Gujarat state has recorded around 47,000 cases and close to 2,000 deaths.

Kerala: 5,45,641 total cases, 1,969 deaths, 4,75,320 recoveries. The tally further stated that the number of people hospitalised due to Covid-19 in the USA rose by 78,630 by Wednesday afternoon, the country's highest for a single-day.

The total discharged cases are at 84,28,410 with 44,807 new recoveries in a span of 24 hours.

Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases in the country with 81,207 followed by Kerala with 69516.

3,620 new cases in West Bengal pushed the state's tally to 4,45,505.

While the number of new daily infections on Wednesday is still roughly half of those recorded during India's mid-September peak, public health experts have urged caution as there has also been a nationwide drop in the number of tests.

The number of new daily Covid-19 cases in India has risen by nearly 50 per cent in two days, in the week following the major Hindu festival of Diwali, with a record number of fatalities in the capital of New Delhi.

Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh witnessed spikes of 1,849, 1,707, and 1,316 new cases respectively.

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