New Covid-19 cases in India have remained below 40,000 for over 10 days

Medical staff conducts tests from inside the newly designed APSRTC Sanjeevini bus at Government ENT hospital in Visakhapatnam. (Photo courtesy: A Sarath Kumar / BCCL)

(, Dec10’20) – Daily Covid-19 cases in India have remained below 40,000 for more than 10 days while the active caseload has remained below 4 lakh for the fourth consecutive day, reported the Dec 10.

The latest data from India’s Ministry of Health and Family Welfare show that there were 31,521 new cases and 412 new deaths in the country in the past 24 hours as of Dec 10 at 8AM, taking their cumulative totals to 9,767,371 cases and 141,772 deaths.

A total of 9,253,306, or 94.74%, had recovered while the number of active cases was 378,909, or 3.81% 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 31,521, was less than the daily number of those who had recovered, at 37,725, leading to a decline in the number of active cases by 6,616.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on Aug 7, 30 lakh on Aug 23 and 40 lakh on Sep 5. It went past 50 lakh on Sep 16, 60 lakh on Sep 28, 70 lakh on Oct 11, 80 lakh on Oct 29, and 90 lakh on Nov 20.

 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.


The total number of Covid-19 cases among Tibetans in India, Nepal and Bhutan had remained unchanged for the second day at 1,353 (↑0), of whom 161 were active, 1,158 had recovered and 34 (↑0) had died, according to the latest tally of the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) as of Dec 10.

Cases detected over the past couple of days or so in Dharamshala did not appear to have been included.


Across the world the number of Covid-19 cases totaled 68,970,659 and the deaths 1,571,376, according to the tally of Johns Hopkins University as of 3:57 PM on Dec 10, 2020.


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