India’s daily coronavirus cases continue to slow down

India’s confirmed total coronavirus cases in now more than 5.9 million. (AP)
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Updated 26 September 2020

India’s daily coronavirus cases continue to slow down

  • Average new cases in India have fallen by around 7,000 daily in the past week,

NEW DELHI: India reported 85,362 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours with infections slowing down this month.
The Health Ministry raised the nation’s confirmed total to more than 5.9 million on Saturday. It said 1,089 more people died in the past 24 hours, for a total of 93,379.
Authorities have decided to hold the first legislative election in Bihar state since the pandemic. Nearly 72 million people are eligible to cast votes during three days beginning the end of October with social distancing restrictions.
The average new cases in India have fallen by around 7,000 daily in the past week, after reaching a record of 97,894 on Sept. 16. However, authorities are preparing for a major religious festival season beginning next month that generally sees huge congregations in temples and shopping districts.


Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000

Updated 22 October 2020

Russia’s coronavirus death toll passes 25,000

  • Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours
MOSCOW: Russia recorded 290 deaths from COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing its official death toll to 25,242.
Authorities reported 15,971 new coronavirus infections in the previous 24 hours, bringing the nationwide total to 1,463,306, the fourth highest in the world.