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India reports 8,309 new COVID-19 cases, 236 deaths in last 24 hours, active cases lowest in 544 days amid omicron scare

New Delhi, November 29 (PTI): With 8,309 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, India’s tally of Covid cases rose to 3,45,80,832, while the active cases have declined to 1,03,859, the lowest in 544 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,68,790 with 236 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 52 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 155 consecutive days now.

The active cases have declined to 1,03,859 comprising 0.30 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.34 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.

A decrease of 1,832 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.09 per cent. It has been less than 2 per cent for last 56 days. Weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.85 per cent. It has been below 1 per cent for the last 15 days, according to the health ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,40,08,183 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.36 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid vaccination drive has exceeded 122.41 crore.

The 236 new fatalities include 159 from Kerala and 33 from Maharashtra.

Of the 159 deaths, 19 were reported over the last few days and 140 were designated as Covid deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, as a Kerala state government release said on Sunday.

A total of 4,68,790 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,40,941 from Maharashtra, 39,838 from Kerala, 38,198 from Karnataka, 36,463 from Tamil Nadu, 25,097 from Delhi, 22,910 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,462 from West Bengal.

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Source: PTI


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