COVID-19: India's coronavirus tally crosses 9 million mark
New Delhi : The total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in India have gone above 9 million mark on November 19, 2020, according to the official data released on the Health Ministry's website. The latest number of cases stands at 90,00,486 with 1,32,177 deaths.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and 80 lakh on October 28.
On Thursday, 48,493 recoveries were reported, bringing the total number of active cases in India down to 5% of the total cases. For the 47th consecutive day, the number of recoveries remained higher than the number of new cases registered in the nation.
The national recovery rate has improved to 93.58 % with 83,83,602 recovered cases which exceeded active cases by 79,40,299, the Health Ministry said.
"This trend of more daily recoveries than the daily cases has led to a continuous contraction of India’s active caseload. It has ensured that India’s present active caseload of 4,43,303 consists of just 4.95 % of the country’s total cases," it said.
Meanwhile, Delhi has reduced the number of attendees in a marriage function to 50 from 200 and imposed a fine of Rs 2000 on people for not wearing masks in public places amid a sudden surge in the number of new cases.