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India witnesses a significant drop in Covid-19 cases on Tuesday

The country has reported 61,267 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, while 884 deaths were registered across the country.

People wearing protective masks wait in line to board a bus amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, October, 6, 2020. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas

India has seen a sharp drop in new Covid-19 cases as only 61,267 fresh infections have been reported from across the country in the past 24 hours ending Tuesday at 8 am, which is much lower than the numbers India has been registering over the past two months.

According to the data released by the ministry of health, the country has also reported 884 patients who have succumbed to the infection during the same period, bringing the overall death toll to 103,569. Tuesday's surge increased the overall case count in India to 6,685,083 infections. 

Rising recovery rate and declining fatality rate:

India, which has been maintaining one of the highest recovery rates around the world, currently has 919,023 active cases whereas 5,662,491 people have recovered from the virus, leading the country's recovery rate to rise to 84.70%. India's fatality rate is also continuously decreasing as it has recently dropped to 1.55%.

Delhi is past Covid-19 second wave

In other news, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that the national capital Delhi is past the peak of the second wave of coronavirus and the situation has been brought under control. “Delhi hit the peak of the second wave of Covid on 17 September when 4,500 cases were reported across the city. The situation has been controlled to a large extent,” he said.

 As of Monday evening, the total number of cases in Delhi stood at 292,560 after 1,947 fresh cases had been reported earlier during the day.