As many as 36,595 new cases of novel coronavirus were reported, with India’s total COVID-19 cases above 95 lakh, as per health ministry’s December 4 update.
India reported 540 new deaths (above 500-mark for the third day in a row) and 42,916 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the latest release show. After seeing a rise, active cases now continue to drop for the seventh day, to 4,16,082 with a fall of 6,861 cases in a day.
Kerala reported the most (5,376) new cases in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (5,182), Delhi (3,734), West Bengal (3,246) and Rajasthan (2,086). These top five states account for more than half (54 percent) of all the new cases in India.
Maharashtra reported the most (115) deaths, followed by Delhi (82), West Bengal (49), Haryana (32), Kerala (31) and Uttar Pradesh (31). These six states account for 63 percent of all the new deaths reported across the country.
About nine states and union territories like Andaman and Nicobar, Arunachal Pradesh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Mizoram Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura did not report any deaths today.
India’s recovery rate is now at 94.2 percent. Dadra Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu record the highest (99.5 percent) recovery rate, while Himachal Pradesh reports the lowest (79.4 percent). In terms of cases, Maharashtra recorded 8,066 new recoveries, the most, followed by Kerala (5,590), Delhi (4,834), West Bengal (3,257) and Rajasthan (3,232).
The total number of COVID-19 cases in India now at 95,71,559 with 90,16,289 recoveries and 1,39,188 deaths as on December 4, 2020. The mortality rate in the country stands at 1.5 percent with Punjab reporting the highest (3.2 percent). More than 11 lakh daily tests were reported on December 3 with more than 14.47 crore tests carried out till date.