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After over 3 months, India reports less than 40K Covid cases in a single day

New Delhi: The number of Coronavirus cases reported in India in a span of 24 hours dropped below 40,000 after over three months while the new fatalities registered during the same period remained under 500 for the second consecutive day, according to the Union Health ministry data updated on Tuesday.

India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 79,46,429, with 36,470 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,19,502 with 488 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

A total of 72,01,070 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 90.62 per cent while the case fatality rate stands at 1.50 per cent. The number of active cases of Coronavirus infection has remained below 7 lakh for five days in a row.

There are 6,25,857 active cases of Coronavirus infection in the country as on date, which comprises 7.88 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, the 60-lakh mark on September 28 and crossed 70 lakh on October 11.

According to ICMR, a cumulative total of 10,44,20,894 samples have been tested up to October 26 with 9,58,116 samples being tested on Monday.

Meanwhile, the Centre on Tuesday said the current guidelines allowing various activities like opening of cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with up to 50 percent of their seating capacity will continue to be applicable till November 30 in areas outside the containment zones.

Earlier, the guidelines for reopening activities issued on September 30 were to be in force till October 31.

The Ministry of Home Affairs issued an order today to extend this period till November 30, an MHA spokesperson said.

The guidelines said international travel, except those permitted by the Centre, would remain shut while state and UT governments were given the flexibility to decide on reopening of schools and coaching institutions in a graded manner.

The decision is taken in consultation with the respective school and institution management, based on their assessment of the situation, and subject to certain conditions, according to the guidelines.

The activities permitted in areas outside the containment zones were — cinemas, theatres and multiplexes with up to 50 percent of their seating capacity, Business to Business (B2B) exhibitions, swimming pools used for training of sportspersons, entertainment parks and similar places.

Various ministries and departments have issued standard operating procedures for the reopening of activities.

Political gatherings in poll-bound Bihar and those constituencies where by-elections will be held were allowed with attendance of a maximum of 200 people in a closed space or hall and in an open space depending on its size. The political gatherings can be held only outside the containment zones.

The lockdown shall continue to be implemented strictly in the containment zones during the period.

In another development, Union minister Ramdas Athawale, whose 'go Corona, go' chant became a national sensation, on Tuesday tested positive, an official said. He has been admitted to a private hospital in south Mumbai, he said.

Athawale (60) is a member of the Rajya Sabha and Minister of State for Social Justice in the Narendra Modi-led ministry.

Athawale on Monday attended an event in Mumbai to induct actress Payal Ghosh into the Republican Party of India (A).

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