India’s COVID tally nears 95 lakh, death toll tops 1.38 lakh

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New Delhi (NVI): India has registered 36,604 new infections of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall caseload to 94,99,414, according to the Ministry of Health.

The country’s death toll has gone up to 1,381,22 with 501 fatalities reported within past 24 hours.

Notably, 89,32,647 patients have been cured and recovered all over the country, while active COVID-19 cases remained below 4.3 lakh mark and currently stands at 4,28,644.

Maharashtra, with, 18,28,826 positive cases, remains the worst hit state in the country, followed by Karnataka with 8,86,227 cases and Andhra Pradesh with 8,68,749 positive cases.

Other states with a high virus hit included Tamil Nadu (7,83,319) Kerala (6,98,357) and Uttar Pradesh (5,45,549).

Meanwhile, of the total deaths, Maharashtra again tops the tally with 47,246 fatalities, followed by 11,792 in Karnataka and 11,722 in Tamil Nadu.

The total coronavirus cases in Delhi stands at 5,74,380 with 4,006 new cases, while the death toll in the national capital rose to 9,260, the healthy ministry data shows.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data, more than 14.24 crore samples tested for COVID-19 up to December 1. Of these 10,96,651 samples were tested yesterday.

Furthermore, the top five states—Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan are reporting increase in active cases in the country, which is the actual disease burden of COVID-19, Ministry of Health said.