India records 9,119 new Covid cases

Active Covid cases in the country decline to 1,09,940

India records 9,119 new Covid cases

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New Delhi, November 25

India logged 9,119 new coronavirus infections taking the country's total tally of Covid cases to 3,45,44,882, while the active cases declined to 1,09,940, the lowest in 539 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The death toll climbed to 4,66,980 with 396 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise  in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 48 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 151 consecutive days now.

The active cases comprise 0.32  per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.33 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.

A decrease of 1,541 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of  24 hours.

The 396 new fatalities include 308 from Kerala and 41 from Maharashtra.

Of the 308 deaths in Kerala, 35 were reported over the last few days and 273 were designated as Covid deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, a state government release said on Thursday.

A total of 4,66,980 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,40,807 from Maharashtra, 38,353 from Kerala, 38,185 from Karnataka, 36,415 from Tamil Nadu, 25,095 from Delhi, 22,909 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,419 from West Bengal. PTI

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