Published On: Sun, Nov 1st, 2020

India: In continued downward trend, 46,964 virus cases detected in 24 hours

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported 46,964 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, in a sign of continued downward trend in infections.

People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus line up to receive free food distributed by a non-government organization in Bengaluru, India, Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020.(AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Health Ministry on Sunday also registered 470 additional deaths, taking total fatalities up to 122,111.

The latest figures take the country’s total virus tally to close to 8.2 million, behind only the U.S.

India saw a steep rise in cases in July and added more than 2 million in August and another 3 million in September.

But it is seeing a slower pace since mid-September, when daily infections touched a record of 97,894 with the highest number of deaths at 1,275.

According to the Health Ministry, more than 7.4 million Indians have recovered from COVID-19.

Some experts say the decline in cases suggests that the virus may have finally reached a plateau in India but others question the testing methods and warn that a major festival as well as the winter season could result in new outbreaks.

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

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