38,617 New COVID Cases Take India’s Tally to 89.12 L; 1.3 L Deaths

Globally, over 55.5 million coronavirus cases have been recorded so far, with the death toll at more than 13,37,000.

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India on Wednesday, 18 November, reported 38,617 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 89,12,907. The death toll increased by 474 to 1,30,993.

According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 4,46,805 active cases across the country, while 83,35,109 patients have been discharged.

A total of 12,74,80,186 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up till 17 November, of which 9,37,279 samples were tested on Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.

38,617 New COVID Cases Take India’s Tally to 89.12 L; 1.3 L Deaths
(Graphic: The Quint)
The number of new daily infections has been falling in the country since mid-September, when it reached a peak of over 90,000 cases a day. The number of active COVID-19 cases has also come down from a high of more than 10 lakh to 4.46 lakh now.

Globally, over 55.5 million coronavirus cases have been recorded so far, with the death toll at more than 13,37,000.

With over 11 million infections, the US is the worst-affected country in terms of the number of cases. It has also recorded the highest number of fatalities. India is the second worst-affected in terms of the number of infections, and third in terms of the death toll.

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