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Coronavirus cases: India records 36,652 new COVID cases, 512 deaths in a day

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New Delhi, Dec 05: Union health ministry on Saturday said that India recorded 36,652 new infections reported in a day, the COVID-19 caseload on Saturday crossed 96 lakh-mark. The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease crossed 90.5 lakh.

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According to the health ministry, the total coronavirus cases mounted to 96,08,211, while the death toll climbed to 512 with 1,39,700 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. As of now, the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.45 per cent.

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 90,58,822 pushing the national recovery rate to 94.28 per cent.

The data further said that the active COVID-19 caseload continued to remain below 5 lakh. There are 4,09,689 active coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 4.26 per cent of the total caseload.

The health ministry also said that India's COVID-19 active caseload has fallen to comprise 4.35 per cent of the total coronavirus infections reported so far from 4.44 per cent on Thursday.

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The health ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

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    "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research," the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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