02 Dec 2021, 15:56

Active COVID-19 cases in country increase to 99,763

   NEW DELHI, Dec 2, 2021 (BSS/PTI) - With 9,765 new coronavirus infections

being reported in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to
3,46,06,541, while the active cases increased to 99,763, according to the
Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

   The death toll climbed to 4,69,724 with 477 fresh fatalities, according to
the data updated at 8 am.

   The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been less than 50,000 for
158 consecutive days now.

   The active cases comprise 0.29 per cent of the total infections, the
lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was
recorded at 98.35 per cent, the ministry said.

  An increase of 740 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload
in a span of 24 hours

   India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30
lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It
went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on
October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on
December 19.

   India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on
June 23.



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