India inches closer to 96L Covid cases

New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) With 36,595 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, India’s overall tally increased to 9,571,559 on Friday, as 540 more fatalities took the Covid-19 toll to 139,188, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
India witnessed a 3% rise in fresh cases and 2.7 rise in deaths since Thursday.
Currently, there are 416,082 active cases, whereas 9,016,289 patients have been discharged so far, including 42,916 discharged in the past 24 hours.
The recovery rate stands at 94.2 per cent and fatality at 1.45 as per cent, the Ministry said.
The samples tested up to December 3 is 144,727,749 including 1,170,102 tested on Thursday, said the Indian Council of Medical Research.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 1,837,358 cases till date. It has 85,535 active cases and recorded 47,472 Covid-19 deaths so far.
According to the Ministry, over 70 per cent of the daily new cases were reported from Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh.

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