After registering a “historic low” in terms of new COVID-19 cases on Monday, India registered 29,163 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday (November 17), the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s update at 8 am said.
The daily cases count dropped below 30,000 for the first time in four months. The last time it was under 30,000 was on July 15.
As of now, the total cases in the country are 88,74,290. And in the last 24 hours, 40,791 have recovered, taking the tally of recoveries to 82,90,370, which is 93.42%, according to the ministry.
The active cases are 4,53,401 and the death toll is 1,30,519. In the last 24 hours, there were 449 fatalities.
In a tweet, the ministry said the cases were declining daily. The peak was on September 17 when 97,894 new cases were registered. However, since then there are have been a decrease in fresh cases.
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) November 17, 2020
In the last 24 hours, Maharashtra registered the highest cases among the states, with 2,535 cases, followed by Karnataka (1,157).
📍#COVID19 India Tracker
(As on 17 November, 2020, 08:00 AM)
— #IndiaFightsCorona (@COVIDNewsByMIB) November 17, 2020
On Monday, India continued the unbroken trend of the daily new recoveries outpacing the daily new additions for the 44th day.
As many as 43,851 COVID-19 patients recovered in the last 24 hours against just 30,548 newly detected cases. This translates to a net reduction of 13,303 in the active caseload.
“Daily new cases numbering 30,548 is a historic low that assumes significance given many countries in Europe and America are experiencing a continuous steep rise in daily new cases,” the ministry said yesterday.
“The Government’s efforts to continue to maintain high levels of comprehensive testing have resulted in bringing down the net positivity to sustained low levels,” it added.