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Covid cases fell 32% in November, but India remains the second globally | India News


NEW DELHI: Covid-19 infections in India declined 32% in November compared to the previous month, but India still posted the world’s second-highest case count for the month.
India reported nearly 12.8 lakh of cases in November, second only to the US, where the pandemic soared to unprecedented levels and the country recorded 44.8 lakh of cases, the highest number in any country in any month. since the outbreak. France reported the third highest Covid number with 8.5 lakh, followed by Brazil (8 lakh) and Russia (6.8 lakh).
Meanwhile, daily cases in India remained below 40,000 for the third day in a row, with 36,440 new infections reported on Tuesday. The total number of cases in the country rose to 94.99,450, according to data collected from state governments. The daily case count was 31,249 on Monday and 39,192 the day before. The trend of a slight decrease in cases observed during the last two weeks appears to continue. However, the death toll rose to 500 on Tuesday. Deaths had stayed below 500 in the past five days. Maharashtra had the highest toll on Tuesday with 95 deaths reported in the state, followed by Delhi (86), Bengal (52), Chhattisgarh (31) and Haryana (28). Deaths also increased in Himachal Pradesh, with the mountainous state reporting 21 deaths from the virus on Tuesday.
Kerala had the highest number of new cases with 5,375, followed by Maharashtra (4,930), Delhi (4,006) and Bengal (3,315).
For the first time in seven months, Mumbai recorded fewer than 10 Covid-related deaths in a 24-hour span. On Tuesday, Mumbai saw nine Covid deaths, bringing the city’s death toll to 10,893. Maharashtra recorded 95 deaths, a marginal increase from Monday’s 80 deaths, bringing the death toll to 47,246.

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