Covid-19 recoveries in India exceed new cases for 34th day, Tibetan cases hit 1031

Community health volunteers check the pulse of a resident during a check-up campaign for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, October 1, 2020. (Photo courtesy: REUTERS)

(, Nov06’20) – Covid-19 cases are again rising significantly in the USA and Europe while it appears to be flattening in India. The US set a grim new record on Nov 5 – following a week marked by high case numbers – surpassing 120,000 infections in a single day, reported Nov 6.

China has barred non-Chinese travellers from Britain, France, Belgium, the Philippines and India, imposing some of the most stringent entry curbs of any country as coronavirus cases surge around the world, reported Reuters Nov 5.

In India, Recoveries have outnumber new Covid-19 cases for 34th straight day, noted the Nov 6. During this time, the active cases have almost halved, the daily detection of new cases has dropped to less than half of the peak achieved in September, and the growth rate has come down to just about 0.5 per cent per day, the report said.

India’s capital Delhi is, however, another matter. Cases in Delhi have been at historic highs in recent days. The city had multiple phases of sustained growth and decline, with very clear peaks, each bigger than the previous one, the report noted. For the last three days, the city has been recording almost 7,000 cases a day. No other city, including Pune, has ever detected more than 6,000 cases a day, it added.


The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 47,638 new cases and 670 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Nov 06 at 8AM, taking their cumulative totals to 8,411,724 cases and 124,985 deaths.

A total of 7,765,966, or 92.32%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 520,773, or 6.19% of the total. The case fatality rate was 1.49%. These continued to be significant improvements over the previous day’s figures.

The latest daily number of new cases, at 47,638, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 54,157, leading to a decrease in the number of active cases by 7,189.

The number of active cases remained below six lakh for the eighth consecutive day, noted the PTI new aency Nov 6.

India is currently the country with the world’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases and the third highest number of deaths.


Seven states, namely Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, and Delhi had accumulated more than 416,000 cases each in that order.

They were followed by six other states with more than 205,000 cases each and which included West Bengal, Odisha, Telangana, Bihar, Assam, and Rajasthan in that order.

Six more states, namely Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, and Jharkhand had reported more than 103,000 cases each so far in that order.

Two other states/ Union Territories, namely Jammu & Kashmir, and Uttarakhand had reported more than 64,000 cases each so far in that order.

Seven more states/Union Territories, namely Goa, Puducherry, Tripura, Himachal Pradesh, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, and Chandigarh reported more than 14,000 cases each in that order.

Besides, there were seven other states/Union Territories with a total of more than 2,900 cases each, namely Meghalaya, Nagaland, Ladakh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Mizoram in that order.

Maharashtra also had the most number of deaths at 44,804 (↑256); followed by Karnataka and Tamil Nadu with more than 11,200 deaths each; Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal with over 7,100 deaths each; Delhi and Andhra Pradesh with over 6,700 deaths each; Punjab with more than 4,200 death; Gujarat with more than 3,700 deaths; Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh with more than 2,300 deaths each; Rajasthan, Haryana, Kerala, Jammu & Kashmir, Odisha, Telangana, Bihar, and Uttarakhand with more than 1,000 deaths each; Assam, Jharkhand, Goa, Puducherry, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Chandigarh and Manipur with between 934 and 189 deaths each, and so on in that order.


The total number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan had increased overnight to 1,031 (↑11), of whom 464 were active, 544 had recovered and 23 (↑1) had died, according to the latest tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as of Nov 06.

The Tibetan community in India and Nepal reported 87 new cases over the past week indicating a sustained reduction in the cases compared to the week earlier, the CTA’s task force on Covid-19 has told a press briefing Nov 6. They were reported 34 from Mundgod, 24 from Ladakh, 15 from Bylakuppe, 4 from Delhi, 3 from Chauntra, 2 each from Dharamshala and Mainpat, and 1 from Dehradun.

They ranged in age from 2 to 91, with 57 males and 30 females. The new deceased bas stated to be a 57-year-old in Chauntra.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases has totaled 48,764,912 and the deaths 1,234,742, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 3:54 PM on Nov 06, 2020.


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