Published On: Thu, Oct 15th, 2020

India reports fewest virus deaths in 11 weeks

NEW DELHI — India has reported its lowest daily increase in coronavirus deaths in nearly three months.

A Kashmiri woman reacts as health worker Farzana Manzoor, right, takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Srinagar, Kashmir, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. India is the second worst-nation in terms of confirmed coronavirus caseload.

The Health Ministry on Thursday reported 680 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the lowest in 11 weeks, raising the country’s death toll since the pandemic began to 111,266. The country was seeing more than 1,000 virus deaths per day last month.

The ministry also reported 67,708 new infections, raising India’s total to more than 7.3 million.

According to the ministry, India’s average number of daily cases dropped to 72,576 last week from 92,830 during the week of Sept. 9-15, when the virus peaked. Over the last month, the country has been seeing a trend of declining cases on a week-to-week basis.

Health experts have warned about the potential for the virus to spread during the religious festival season beginning later this month, which is marked by huge gatherings of people in temples and shopping districts,


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: The Associated Press


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