Coronavirus News LIVE: Today is the 257th day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown to help curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. So far, India has recorded 9,608,211 confirmed COVID- 19 cases, including 139,700 deaths. A total of 9,058,822 people have recuperated from COVID-19 till 8 am on December 5, as per data from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (MoH&F
W). There are 409,689 active cases in the country as of date, which comprises 4.35 percent of the total caseload, the data stated. Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh have reported the highest number of cases. However, infections are rising rapidly in states like Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh. India’s recovery rate continues to rise and now stands at 94.20 percent and the country has conducted 1,157,763 tests on December 4. Globally, more than 6.57 crore people have been infected by the coronavirus and 15.18 lakh have died so far, as per data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre.
India’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 96.08 lakh with 36,652 new cases in a day, while 90,58,822 people have recuperated from the disease so far pushing the national recovery rate to 94.28 per cent on Saturday, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 96,08,211 and the death toll climbed to 1,39,700 with the coronavirus virus claiming512 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.45 per cent. There are 4,09,689 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.