The downward trend in India’s coronavirus cases continued on Sunday, when the country recorded less than 70,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time since September 1. With 66,732 patients testing positive for Sars-CoV-2, the country’s coronavirus tally crossed the 71.2-lakh mark, showed data shared by the Health Ministry this morning.
Though India has added almost 10 lakh cases in the past 15 days, the country’s 24-hour figures have come down to an average of 60,000-70,000 from the 90,000-plus figure in mid-September.
With 71,559 recoveries, active Covid cases in the country have also come down to 8.61 lakh. This is the fourth day in a row that active coronavirus cases have remained below 9 lakh. Almost 61.5 lakh people have beaten COVID-19 now, government data shows.
Earlier on Sunday, the government said the country has crossed a “landmark milestone”, as data showed 60 lakh recoveries from the novel coronavirus.
The total number of fatalities associated with the viral infection shot to 1,09,150 with 816 succumbing to COVID-19 in this period.