India reports over 46,000 new coronavirus cases; 514 deaths

India reports over 46,000 new coronavirus cases; 514 deaths

India on Wednesday reported 46,254 new coronavirus cases taking the tally to 83,13,877 along with 514 new deaths, the Union Health Ministry said.

The death toll stands at 1,23,611.

The total number of active cases is 5,33,787 after a decrease of 7,618 in the last 24 hrs.

The total number of recovered cases stands at 76,56,478 with 53,357 new discharges in the last 24 hrs.

Total samples tested up to November 3 is 11,29,98,959 including 12,09,609 samples tested yesterday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

Achieving a significant milestone in the fight against coronavirus, India's active Covid-19 cases have fallen below 5.5 lakh and now comprise merely 6.55 percent of the total infections as the number of recoveries crossed 76 lakh, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

The slide inactive cases are supplemented by an exponential rise in recoveries, it said.

The ministry said new infections reported in a day have fallen below 40,000 as India registered a daily rise of 38,310 new cases on Tuesday. The country had reported 36,470 new cases in a span of 24 hours till 8 am on October 27.

With a large number of coronavirus patients recovering every day and a sustained fall in the mortality rate, the ministry underlined, "India's steady trend of registering dipping active cases continues."