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Updated December 29th, 2023 at 12:34 IST

India records 797 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours, highest in 7 months

Five new fatalities due to Covid-- two from Kerala and one each from Maharashtra, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu -- have been reported in a span of 24 hours

Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
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New Delhi: India has logged 797 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, making it the highest in the last 225 days, the health ministry reports said on Friday, December 29.  While the number of active cases of the infection have been recorded at 4,091. Five new fatalities due to Covid-- two from Kerala and one each from Maharashtra, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu -- have been reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry's data updated at 8 am. The country had recorded 865 new cases on May 19.

The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 5, but the cases have again gone up after emergence of a new variant and cold weather conditions. The daily numbers were in lakhs at the peak of the pandemic, which began in early 2020 and has seen more than 4.5 crore people getting infected and over 5.3 lakh deaths in about four years since then across the country.

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The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at over 4.4 crore with a national recovery rate of 98.81 per cent, according to the ministry's website. According to the website, 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country. 

 

(With PTI inputs) 

 

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Published December 29th, 2023 at 11:57 IST

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