India: 30% drop in Covid-19 cases in October
India recorded a drop of almost 30% on both new infection and deaths due to covid-19 compared to previous months.
Fresh infections as well as fatalities from the virus have been steadily falling in India since mid-September, which is reflected in Covid-19 numbers in October.
Around 18.3 lakh new cases were recorded during the month, down from 26.2 lakh in the month of September. In fact, October’s case count was lower than the numbers logged in August, when 19.9 lakh infections were reported, pointing to the dramatic fall in the coronavirus graph since mid-September.
In October, a little less than 23,500 deaths were recorded, 29% less than the toll of 33,255 in September. As in the cases of fresh infections, October’s death toll was less than that recorded in August, when 28,859 people had succumbed to the virus across the country.