Highlights: Italy reports 662 Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours
India's total Covid-19 case tally rises to 95,71,559 with 36,595 new infections in last 24 hours.
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India's caseload of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is currently at 9,608,211 after the Union health ministry on Saturday reported that the country had logged a total of 36, 652 new infections in the previous 24 hours. While death toll mounts to 139,700 with 512 new deaths. Total active cases stand at 4,09,689.
The United States now has 14,772,535 coronavirus cases with 285,550 deaths. Number of recovered cases in the US stands at 8,658,882.
More than 65.19 million people have been infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 1,511,680 have died.
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First published: Dec 05, 2020 07:56 IST