As many as 36,604 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported in India, with India’s total COVID-19 cases above 94 lakh, as per health ministry’s December 2 update.
India reported 501 new deaths and 43,062 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the latest release show. After seeing a rise, active cases now continue to drop for the fifth day, to 4,28,644 with a fall of 6,959 cases in a day.
Kerala reported the most (5,375) new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (4,930), Delhi (4,006), West Bengal (3,315) and Rajasthan (2,347). These top five states account for more than half (55 percent) of all the new cases in India.
Maharashtra reported the most (95) deaths, followed by Delhi (86), West Bengal (52), Chhattisgarh (31) and Haryana (28). These five states account for 58 percent of all the new deaths reported across the country.
About six states and union territories like Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu and Nagaland did not report any deaths today.
India’s recovery rate is now at 94 percent, against the world average of 69.2 percent. Dadra Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu record the highest (99.5 percent), while Himachal Pradesh reports the lowest (78.5 percent). In terms of cases, Maharashtra reported 6,290 new recoveries, the most, followed by Kerala (6,151), Delhi (5,036), West Bengal (33,402) and Rajasthan (3,007). The total number of COVID-19 cases in India now at 94,99,413 with 89,32,647 recoveries and 1,38,122 deaths as on December 2, 2020. The mortality rate in the country stands at 1.5 percent with Punjab reporting the highest (3.2 percent). More than 10 lakh daily tests were reported on December 1 with more than 14.24 crore tests carried out till date.