Active Covid-19 cases in India declined for 7th day, Tibetan cases up at 1,376

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Active Covid-19 cases in India have gone down for the seventh successive day. (Photo courtesy: Bloomberg Quint)

(TibetanReview.net, Dec13’20) – Active Covid-19 cases in India have gone down for the seventh successive day this morning even as the number of daily cases has gone up marginally for the second successive day. Still, active caseload has remained below 4 lakh for the seventh consecutive day, noted the PTI news agency Dec 13.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 30,254 new cases and 392 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Dec 13 at 8AM, taking their cumulative totals to 9,857,029 cases and 143,019 deaths.

A total of 9,357,464, or 94.93%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 356,546, or 3.62% of the total. The case fatality rate was 1.45%. These percentage figures were mostly improvements over the previous day’s figures.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 30,254, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 33,136, leading to a decline in the number of active cases by 3,273.

With 5,949 cases, Kerala witnessed the highest jump in 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (4,259), the worst-hit state.

Delhi has recorded 1,935 fresh cases and 47 fatalities, the lowest single-day death count since Nov 2. The national capital has also witnessed a drop in the positivity rate to 2.64%.

 India is currently the country with the world’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases and the third highest number of deaths. It is also the country still reporting the highest daily number of new cases after the USA.

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After remaining unchanged for four days, the total number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan has increased to 1,376 (↑23), of whom 144 were active, 1,197 had recovered and 35 (↑1) had died, according to the latest tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as of Dec 13.

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Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 71,774,910 and the deaths 1,606,375, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 2:56 PM on Dec 13, 2020.

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