India Reports Less Than 50,000 COVID-19 Cases for First Time in Three Months
The number of new coronavirus infections dropped below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months in India on Tuesday (October 20) even as the country’s COVID-19 tally inched close to 7.6 million, the Union health ministry’s data showed.
India reported 46,790 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, fewer than 47,703 cases recorded on July 28.
“India crosses Significant Milestones. The new confirmed cases have fallen below 50,00
0 (46,790) for the first time in nearly three months. The new cases were 47,703 on 28th July,” the health ministry tweeted.
The total coronavirus cases in India now stands at 75,97,064 which includes 7,48,538 active cases and 67,33,329 cured/discharged/migrated cases. The death toll in India stands at 1,15,197 with 587 deaths reported in the last 24 hours.
The recovery rate in India stands at 88.63 percent and the fatality rate is at 1.52 percent.
The five most affected states in India are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu. However, these states are now recording stages of decline of active cases.