New Delhi: India has recorded 35,551 new cases of covid-19 on Thursday, taking its total caseload over 95.34 lakh. Currently, there are 4,22,943 active cases of the deadly virus in the country, the latest updates from the health ministry said.
India’s daily death toll crossed 500 mark on Wednesday for the first time in six days and soared even higher on Thursday with 526 new fatalities. As of Thursday morning, a total number of 1,38,648 people have succumbed to the virus in the country.
With 40,726 new discharges on Wednesday, the total number of recovered patients stands at 89,73,373.
According to health ministry, the difference in new recoveries exceeding new cases has also improved the recovery rate to 94.03 per cent.
Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh account for 70 per cent of the daily new cases, said Health Ministry.
It also said that of all the recoveries reported, 78.35 per cent are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and union territories.
With number of cases witnessing downward trend in Delhi, Kerala has now become the top state in recording high daily infections.
Meanwhile, the recovery rate in the country stands at 94.11 per cent and fatality rate at 1.45 as per cent, the Ministry said.
Maharashtra, with 18,32,176 cases, continued to be the worst-hit state as of date. It has 88,537 active cases and recorded 47,357 Covid-19 deaths so far.
Covid-19 testing: Total number of samples tested up to 2nd December is 14,35,57,647. Of these, 11,11,698 samples were tested yesterday, said Indian Council of Medical Research(ICMR).
Covid-19 global tally: the overall number of global covid-19 infections has topped 64.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.49 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. The United States remains the worst affected country by the virus in the world with 13,916,543 cases and 273,316 deaths.