New coronavirus cases declining in New Delhi, rest of India

India’s home ministry officials have allowed states to impose local restrictions to stop coronavirus from spreading. (AFP)
India’s home ministry officials have allowed states to impose local restrictions to stop coronavirus from spreading. (AFP)
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Updated 02 December 2020

New coronavirus cases declining in New Delhi, rest of India

New coronavirus cases declining in New Delhi, rest of India
  • New cases declining consistently after peaking in mid-September at nearly 100,000 per day

NEW DELHI: India has maintained a declining trend in coronavirus infections with 36,604 new cases reported in the past 24 hours.
The cases declined by 32 percent in November as compared to October, according to the Health Ministry. For more than three weeks, India’s single-day cases have remained below 50,000.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said new cases were declining consistently after peaking in mid-September at nearly 100,000 per day.
The capital of New Delhi has also seen a dip in daily infections. It reported 4,006 new cases in the past 24 hours.
India reported 501 additional deaths, raising total fatalities to 138,122.
In an effort to stop the virus from spreading, the Home Ministry has allowed states to impose local restrictions.