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India has continued its downward trajectory of low single-day Covid-19 cases as the country on Wednesday reported 54,044 new infections, taking its caseload past 7.6 million to 7,651,107. However, the latest spike was higher than the previous one of 46,790 , which was the first time since July-end the country had reported under 50,000 new cases, according to the health ministry.
Also on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation ahead of the upcoming festive season, urging people not to let the guard down even as the country is witnessing a gradual fall in its new daily coronavirus cases. This was PM Modi’s seven address to the nation during the pandemic season. Maharashtra, meanwhile, remains the worst-hit state, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh, with Kerala overtaking Delhi as sixth worst-hit.
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Day after recording under 50,000 new cases, India logs over 54,000 infections
India crosses 7.6 million mark with 54,044 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours. Tally reaches 7,651,107 including 115,914 deaths of which 717 are new.
97,200,379 samples tested thus far for Covid-19: ICMR
97,200, 379 samples tested for Covid-19 till October 20. 1,083,608 samples tested on October 20: ICMR
Home minister pays tribute to police personnel who lost lives fighting Covid-19
On occasion of Police Commemoration Day, Union home minister Amit Shah says 343 police personnel lost lives during India's battle against Covid-19 and paus tribute to them.
Moscow's Covid-19 death toll spikes to 6,121
Russian capital Moscow registered 63 new deaths due to Covid-19, which took its death toll due to the disease to 6,121.
Germany's coronavirus caseload goes past 3.8 lakh mark
Germany's Covid-19 tally has gone past the 3.8 lakh mark as the country on Tuesday reported 5,186 new cases and 26 deaths. The tally stands at 380,762, including 9,875 deaths.
20,468 new Covid-19 infections in France
France on Tuesday witnessed a spike of 20,468 in its Covid-19 cases as the country's tally rose to 930,475, including 33,885 deaths of which 262 took place in last 24 hours.
Mizoram reports 30 new cases as tally reaches 2,310
30 new Covid-19 cases reported in Mizoram, taking the total tally to 2,310. The number of active cases is at 145 while 2,165 people have been discharged so far.
No death reported till date: Govt of Mizoram
Covid-19 cases on oxygen support have decreased significantly: Govt
Covid-19 cases on oxygen support (in ICUs, through ventilators & oxygen supported beds) have shown a significant decrease since the last week of Sept.
This aligns with the national decline of active cases to less than 10% of the total cases: Health ministry
#COVID19 cases on oxygen support (in ICUs, through ventilators & oxygen supported beds) have shown a significant decrease since the last week of Sept.— ANI (@ANI) October 21, 2020
This aligns with the national decline of active cases to less than 10% of the total cases: Health Ministry pic.twitter.com/JCwmNU4zmV
Mexico records 5,788 new Covid-19 cases, 555 deaths
Mexico's health ministry has said the country on Tuesday recorded 5,788 new Covid-19 cases and 555 deaths. Total tally reaches 860,714 including death toll of 86,893.
First published: Oct 21, 2020 06:20 IST