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India's daily COVID-19 infections at lowest in 3 months

India's daily COVID-19 infections at lowest in 3 months

Indians walk past a policeman keeping watch in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Oct 21, 2020. (Photo: AP/Channi Anand)

NEW DELHI: Authorities in India are reporting 36,470 newly confirmed coronavirus infections - the lowest one-day tally in more than three months in a continuing downward trend.

In its report on Tuesday (Oct 27), the Health Ministry also listed 488 new fatalities from COVID-19 in the previous 24 hours, raising the overall death toll to 119,502.

India’s overall total of cases for the pandemic is nearing 8 million, trailing only the United States, which has over 8.7 million.

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The case number reported Tuesday is the lowest since India had 35,065 newly confirmed infections on Jul 17. 

Last month, the country hit a peak of nearly 100,000 cases in a single day, but daily infections have been decreasing since then.

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Source: AP


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