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India reports 5,326 COVID-19 cases, 453 deaths 

Health Desk |
Update: 2021-12-21 14:17:52
India reports 5,326 COVID-19 cases, 453 deaths  [photo collected]

India reported 5,326 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today, taking the total caseload in the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,47,52,164.

Today's daily spike in cases is nearly 19 per cent lower than yesterday's spike of 6,563 coronavirus cases. 

India's active caseload currently stands at 79,097, the lowest in 572 days.

The country also reported 453 new Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total death count to 4,78,007. 

The number of fatalities today is significantly up from yesterday's spike of 132 deaths.

According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the active cases in the country account for less than one per cent of total cases, currently at 0.24 per cent which is the lowest since March last year.

Amid rising concerns surrounding the Omicron variant, India's total Omicron tally has now hit 165 cases.

Source: NDTV

BDST: 1415 HRS, DEC 21, 2021

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