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The spike in India’s daily coronavirus infections dropped below 65,000 on Tuesday and the total recoveries surpassed 56 lakh improving the recovery rate to 84.70 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.

India reported 61,267 fresh infections of the novel Coronavirus, taking the case tally to 66,85,082, health officials said. 

This is the lowest daily spike since August.

Though the cases are increasing, the recovery rate is 84.34 per cent in India which is less that Chile that has over 92 per cent cure rate, while US that tops the Covid-19 cases in the world has around 33 per cent recovery rate.

The fatality rate has come down to 1.55 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. 

Out of the total cases, 9,19,023 are currently active, 56,62,490 have been discharged, while 1,03,569 lost the battle against the viral disease.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 14,53,653 cases, including 38,347 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Meanwhile, the World Bank has said that the novel coronavirus pandemic will likely drive up child mortality rates in developing countries by slightly less than half of the current rate.

“Our early estimates suggest a potential increase of up to 45 percent in child mortality because of health service shortfalls and reduction in access to food,” World Bank president David Malpass said during a virtual discussion ahead of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund annual meetings next week.

(With inputs from agencies)

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