India's COVID-19 tally crosses 96.08 lakh with 36,652 new cases; toll nears 1.40 lakh

New Delhi: India's COVID-19 caseload climbed to 96.08 lakh on Saturday after 36,652 fresh infections were registered in a day, said the health ministry.

With more 90.58 lakh patients being cured, the national recovery rate was pushed to 94.28 percent.

The total number of confirmed cases mounted to 96,08,211 and the toll reached 1,39,700 with the novel coronavirus claiming 512 lives in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.45 percent.

There are currently 4,09,689 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, which comprise 4.26 percent of the total caseload, the health ministry said.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 14,58,85,512 samples have been tested up to 4 December. At least 11,57,763 samples were tested on Friday alone.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on 7 August, 30 lakh on 23 August and 40 lakh on 5 September. It went past 50 lakh on 16 September, 60 lakh on 28 September, 70 lakh on 11 October, crossed 80 lakh on 29 October and 90 lakh on 2 0November.

The 512 new fatalities include 127 from Maharashtra, 73 from Delhi, 52 from West Bengal, 29 each from Uttar Pradesh and Kerala, 20 from Punjab, 19 from Haryana, 15 from Chhattisgarh and 13 from Karnataka.

A total of 1,39,700 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 47,599 from Maharashtra followed by 11,834 from Karnataka, 11,762 from Tamil Nadu, 9,497 from Delhi, 8,628 from West Bengal, 7,877 from Uttar Pradesh, 7,020 from Andhra Pradesh, 4,882 from Punjab and 4,049 from Gujarat.

The health ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

"Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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