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India's Covid-19 Count Crosses 1 Cr-Mark with New Infections Dipping to Lowest Levels in Three Months

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a market, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

A healthcare worker collects a swab sample from a man amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a market, in the old quarters of Delhi, India, November 13, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

Additional cases in the past 24 hours dropped to 25,152 from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The epidemic has infected nearly 1% of Indias more than 1.3 billion people, second to the worst-hit United States.

India's coronavirus caseload crossed one crore-mark on Saturday with new infections dipping to their lowest levels in three months, as the country prepares for a massive Covid-19 vaccination in the new year.

Additional cases in the past 24 hours dropped to 25,152 from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September. The epidemic has infected nearly 1% of Indias more than 1.3 billion people, second to the worst-hit United States.

The Health Ministry on Saturday also reported 347 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities to 145,136.

first published:December 19, 2020, 09:42 IST