INDIA’S COVID-19 INFECTIONS BELOW 40,000 FOR 4TH DAY IN A ROW
Health ministry data showed that India’s daily rise in COVID-19 infections stayed below 40,000 for a fourth straight day as 35,551 new cases took the tally to 9.53 million.
India’s daily rate has fallen since the south Asian nation reported the world’s highest such tallies through most of August and September, despite a busy festival season last month that experts had warned could trigger a spike in infections.
But its tally remains the world’s second highest after the United States, where the figure is 13.7 million.
The ministry added that deaths in India rose by 526, taking the toll to 138,648.