India reports 8,954 new COVID-19 infections; active cases fall below one lakh after 547 days

The health ministry reported that the national coronavirus recovery rate has improved to 98.36 percent, the highest since March 2020

Press Trust of India December 01, 2021 10:42:21 IST
India reports 8,954 new COVID-19 infections; active cases fall below one lakh after 547 days

The total tally of COVID-19 cases in the country now stands at 3,45,96,776. PTI

New Delhi: India added 8,954 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,45,96,776, while the active cases were recorded at less than a lakh after 547 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,69,247 with 267 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 54 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 156 consecutive days now.

The active cases declined to 99,023 comprising 0.29 percent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 98.36 percent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

A decrease of 1,520 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

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