India sees sharp decline in COVID-19 cases, records lowest fresh cases in 63 days


In a positive development, the coronavirus cases in India recorded its lowest number on Tuesday (October 13, 2020) after a period of nearly two months. The number of positive cases recorded in the last 24 hours stands at 55,342. In the fast few weeks, India was consistently recording cases above the 70,000 mark.

India recorded around 55,000 cases on July 31 (55,078), August 4 (52,050) and August 18 (55,079).

India is showing a trend of declining average daily cases over the past five weeks. After a month, on October 9, active cases fell below the 9 lakh mark and have steadily followed a downward slope since the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said.

The number of fatalities also dropped as only 706 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.

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