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India reports 9,765 corona cases, 477 deaths in 24 hours

Health Desk |
Update: 2021-12-02 12:45:30
India reports 9,765 corona cases, 477 deaths in 24 hours [photo collected]

With 9,765 new coronavirus infections in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,46,06,541, while the active cases increased to 99,763, according to the Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

During the same period, 8,548 recoveries were reported throughout the country. With this, the national recovery rate currently stands at 98.35 per cent. 

The active cases in the country stood at 99,763 or 0.29% of the total cases.

The number of deaths climbed to 4,69,724 with 477 fresh fatalities including, 403 from Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am. 

Of the 403 deaths in Kerala, 96 were reported over the last few days and 307 were designated as Covid deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, a Kerala state government release said.

New Covid variant, 'Omicron' which has been declared as a variant of concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has raised concerns across the globe. 

The variant was first detected in South Africa earlier this month. Since then, the new strain has already been detected in several European countries. 'Omicron' is said to be much more infectious than the Delta variant.

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will meet state and UT officials to review Covid testing and surveillance measures at international airports. India yesterday enforced strict rules for foreign arrivals, particularly from nations with Omicron cases.

Source: NDTV

BDST: 1245 HRS, DEC 02, 2021

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