India records lower in new COVID-19 cases


29,163 infections reported in a day with 449 new fatalities.

New Delhi: The number of new coronavirus infections reported in a day dropped below 30,000 after four months, taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 8.87 million, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.

The last time India reported less than 30,000 COVID-19 cases was on July 15.

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 8,874,290 with 29,163 infections being reported in a day while the death toll climbed to 130,519 with 449 new fatalities, the data updated at 8am showed.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease surged to 8,290,370 while the number of active cases remained below 500,000 for the seventh consecutive day.

There are 453,401 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 5.11 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

The 449 new fatalities include 99 from Delhi, 60 from Maharashtra, 53 from West Bengal, 26 from Chhattisgarh, 22 from Punjab and 21 from Uttar Pradesh.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

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