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44,879 New Coronavirus Cases, India's Coronavirus Tally To 87,28,795

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44,879 New Coronavirus Cases, India's Coronavirus Tally To 87,28,795

India's COVID-19 tally reached 8,773,479 on Saturday as 44,684 new cases were registered across the country in the past 24 hours, said latest data released by the federal health ministry.

There are 4,84,547 active cases in the country which comprise 5.55 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. The total coronavirus cases in Delhi is now 4,67,028.

WELLINGTON - New Zealand reported three new cases of COVID-19, all in managed isolation and quarantine facilities, said the Ministry of Health in a statement on Saturday. 547 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,28,688. Delhi recorded a positivity rate of 13.80 per cent amid the festive season and rising pollution in the city, according to the bulletin issued by the health department.

South Korea has reported its biggest daily jump in COVID-19 cases in 70 days as the government began fining people who fail to wear masks in public. Of those, 7,802 new cases were reported in New Delhi, with 91 deaths. The state also reported 127 more deaths due to the infection, taking the fatality count to 45,809.

44,879 New Coronavirus Cases, India's Coronavirus Tally To 87,28,795

Delhi remained on top of the list of states with highest single-day case numbers, followed by Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Haryana, together accounting for 54 per cent of all cases in the last 24 hours. The New Delhi government has said that cases are projected to rise to almost 12,000 daily by the end of November. The number of coronavirus deaths in hospitals increased slightly to 456. The previous record spike of 2,783 new cases was reported on September 12. Also, 7,506 people have died in the state while 3,81,149 have recovered. The gap between recovered cases and active cases has steadily widened to 75,77,207. With 44,879 fresh cases, the total coronavirus cases mounted to 87,28,795, it added.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Friday announced that it will set up a global centre for traditional medicine in India.

On Wednesday the number of active cases in the country had come down to below 500,000-mark after several months, and the first time when the number of people cured and discharged from hospitals crossed the eight million-mark.

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