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India sees single-day rise of 121 COVID-19 cases

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New Delhi:  India saw a single-day rise of 121 cases of COVID-19, while the number of active cases of the infection has declined to 856, the health ministry said on Friday.

One new death has been reported in a span of 24 hours from Maharashtra, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.

The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 05, but cases began to increase after emergence of a new variant and cold weather conditions.

After December 05, a maximum of a single-day rise of 841 new cases were reported on December 31, 2023, which is 0.2 percent of the peak cases reported in May 2021, official sources said.

Of the total active cases, a large majority of these (around 92 percent) are recovering under home isolation.

“The currently available data suggests that the JN.1 variant is neither leading to an exponential rise in the new cases nor a surge in the hospitalisation and mortality,” the official source stated.

India has witnessed three waves of COVID-19 in the past with the peak incidence of daily new cases and deaths being reported during the delta wave during April-June 2021.

At its peak, 414,188 new cases and 3915 deaths were reported on May 07, 2021.

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, there have been more than 4.5 crore people getting infected and over 5.3 lakh deaths in about four years since then across the country.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at over 4.4 crore with a national recovery rate of 98.81 percent, 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.


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