Coronavirus: India detects over 31,000 cases in a single day; decline in active cases

New Delhi: India has detected 31,118 fresh cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours ending at 9 AM today. The newly detected cases take the overall tally to 94.62 lakh, which includes 4,35,603 active cases, 88,89,585 recovery cases, and 1,37,621 deaths. 

A total of 482 new deaths and the toll has mounted to 1,37,621. Total active cases at 4,35,603. Total discharged cases at 88,89,585 with 41,985 new discharges in last 24 hours.

Among all the states, the national capital has witnessed the highest number of deaths caused by the virus throughout the month of November. The Delhi tally reported 2,612 fatalities in November, which was higher than the toll of June (2,219).

As many as 14,13,49,298 Covid-19 tests have been conducted in the country so far, according to data from the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). This milestone in Covid-19 testing has been recorded just nine days after the 13-crore mark on November 21.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal restricted the cost of RT-PCR tests at all the private laboratories at Rs.800/-, cutting down the existing rate of Rs.2,400/-.

The rural economy all-over India is struggling to fight back from the pandemic-induced downswing. Above 96% of gram panchayats across the nation are registering demand for service under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (NREGS) from April till the present-day. 

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi is going to hold a virtual all-party meeting on Friday, December 4, to discuss the COVID-19 situation all over the country. Floor leads of the parties from both of the Houses of Parliament have been invited to join the meeting. This is going to be the second meeting of the kind, while the first one was held in April, during the nationwide lockdown.

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