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November saw lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in India since May 2020

Daily rise in number of new COVID cases has been below 20,000 for 54 straight days

covid testing rep pti (File) A medic collects swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test in Bengaluru | PTI

With over 3.1 lakh fresh COVID-19 cases, November saw the lowest number of people contracting the viral disease in the country since May last year.

The monthly tally of fresh COVID-19 cases registered a decline for the sixth time in a row in November.

The number of daily cases peaked on May 6, when the country registered 4,14,188 COVID cases in a span of 24 hours, while the number of active cases was recorded below 1 lakh after 547 days.

The daily rise in the number of new coronavirus cases has been below 20,000 for 54 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 156 consecutive days now.

The first positive case of the coronavirus infection in the country was reported in Kerala on January 30, 2020.

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and the 50-lakh mark on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one-crore mark on December 19 last year.

The country crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore coronavirus cases on May 4 this year and the 3-crore mark on June 23. 

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