Dip in new COVID-19 cases, India records 29,163 infections in single day

New Delhi, November 17 dmanewsdesk: The number of new coronavirus infections reported in a day dropped below 30,000 after four months,?taking India’s COVID-19 caseload to 88.74 lakh, while? the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 82,90,370 according?to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday

The last time coronavirus cases dipped below 30,000 on July 15 when the country registered 29,429 cases

The total coronavirus cases mounted to?88,74,290 with 29,163 infections being reported in a day while the death toll climbed to?1,30,519?with 449 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed

The number of active cases remained below 5 lakh for the seventh consecutive day.There are?4,53,401 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as?on date?which comprises 5.11 per cent of the total caseload,?the data stated.?

The total recoveries have surged to?82,90,370 pushing the national recovery?rate to 93.42 per cent,?while the?COVID-19 case?fatality rate?stands at 1.47 per cent

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7,?30 lakh?on?August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5.?It went past? 50 lakh on?September 16,?60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on??October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.?

According to the ICMR, a?cumulative total of??12,65,42,907 samples have been?tested up to November 16 with?8,44,382 samples being tested on Monday.

Source: PTI