Coronavirus India Update: Tally Tops 95 Lakh Even As Active Cases Decline
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Coronavirus India Update: Tally Tops 95 Lakh Even As Active Cases Decline

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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 35,500 new cases in 24 hours, taking the total tally over 95 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m on Dec. 3. That includes nearly 90 lakh recoveries and more than 1.38 lakh deaths.

Authorities reported more than 40,700 recoveries in a day, making it the sixth straight day that new cases trailed recoveries. Active cases remained below the 4.3 lakh mark for the second straight 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.

Key Figures

  • Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 95,34,964
  • Active cases: 4,22,943
  • Cured/discharged/migrated: 89,73,373
  • Deaths: 1,38,648
  • Number of fresh cases in 24 hours: 35,551
  • One-day recoveries: 40,726
  • One-day deaths: 526

Global Update

Hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the U.S. increased by more than 1,000 a day at the end of November, data released from the Department of Health and Human Services show. California reported a record number of new cases. New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control cuts quarantine time for individuals exposed to the coronavirus by as much as half.

The U.K. became the first western country to approve a Covid-19 vaccine, clearing Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE’s shot before decisions by the U.S. and European Union. Italy’s government is set to tighten restrictions during the holiday season to prevent revelers from worsening the pandemic. The daily death toll from the virus in Germany rose to the highest since mid-April, and Chancellor Angela Merkel extended the nation’s partial lockdown for three more weeks.

Globally, coronavirus has infected over 64.2 million people with 1.48 million of these cases resulting in death.

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