India’s daily rise in coronavirus infections stayed below 40,000 for a fourth straight day, as 35,551 new cases took the tally to 9.53 million, Health Ministry data showed on Thursday.
India’s daily rate has fallen since the south Asian nation reported the world’s highest such tallies through most of August and September, despite a busy festival season last month that experts had warned could trigger a spike in infections.
But its tally remains the world’s second highest after the United States, where the figure is 13.7 million.
Deaths in India rose by 526, taking the toll to 138,648, the Ministry added.
Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 5,600 new Covid-19 cases and 111 fatalities, taking the tally to 1,832,176 and the toll to 47,357. The case fatality rate (CFR) was 2.58%. The tally of active Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra stood at 88,537. Of the 111 fatalities recorded in the state on Wednesday, 50 deaths were from within the past 48 hours, 25 were from the past week, and 36 were from more than a week ago.
Meanwhile, Mumbai on Wednesday recorded 877 new cases, and 20 new fatalities due to Covid-19, taking the tally to 282,818 and deaths to 10,913. The CFR was 3.8%. There are now 14,912 active cases in the city.
While Maharashtra is increasingly opening up activities, it was found that approximately 71% of the state’s cases are from the age group of 21 to 60 years, and approximately 17% of the cases are from the age group of 61 years and above.