India reported 45,892 new coronavirus cases and 817 deaths in the last 24 hours, ending 8 am on Thursday. With this, the country’s overall caseload has risen to 3,07,09,557, while its death toll has climbed to 4,05,028. The number of active cases in the country has dropped to 4,60,704. In other news, nearly a month after testing positive for Covid for a second time,Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister and Congress leader Virbhadra Singh passed away on Thursday, doctors told ANI. He was 87. As a mark of respect to the former chief minister, the state government has decided to observe three days of state mourning, from 8th July to 10th July. The veteran leader breathed his last at Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) here at 3.40 am, senior medical superintendent Indira Gandhi Medical College (IGMC) Dr. Janak Raj said, news agency PTI reported. Virbhadra had tested positive for COVID-19 on June 11 for the second time in two months.