Coronavirus India Update: Active Cases Fall Below 4.3 Lakh Even As Tally Nears 95 Lakh
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Coronavirus India Update: Active Cases Fall Below 4.3 Lakh Even As Tally Nears 95 Lakh

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India’s coronavirus tally continues to rise at a time when the country is on the brink of a possible second wave of Covid-19 infections.

India reported over 36,600 new cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally to 94.9 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m on Dec. 2. That includes over 89 lakh recoveries and more than 1.38 lakh deaths.

Authorities reported 43,062 recoveries in a day, making it the fifth straight day that new cases trailed recoveries.

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Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 94,99,413
  • Active cases: 4,28,644
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 89,32,647
  • Deaths: 1,38,122
  • Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 36,604
  • One-day recoveries: 43,062
  • One-day deaths: 501

Deaths per day crossed the 500-mark for the first time in six day.

This comes at a time when the coronavirus threatens to grip the country with a second wave of infections, leading to a mix of new restrictions and rules across India.

Delhi government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that since the start of pandemic in March 2020, it is taking all necessary proactive and preventive steps to contain the spread of Covid-19 in the national capital. It said that Delhi is witnessing the third surge since beginning of November 2020 and with the support and guidance of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and expert agencies like NITI Ayog and ICMR, it has successfully responded to the pandemic of Covid-19 so far.

Global Virus Update

Total coronavirus cases across the globe exceeded 63 million, while deaths neared the 15-lakh-mark.

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