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India logs 9,119 new COVID-19 cases, active count lowest in 539 days

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New Delhi: India logged 9,119 new COVID-19 cases and 396 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (November 25). 

The death toll has climbed to 4,66,980 while India’s total infection tally has reached 3,45,44,882.

Around 10,264 people recovered from the coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours. The active cases currently stand at 1,09,940, the lowest in 539 days. 

The daily rise in new COVID-19 cases has been below 20,000 for 48 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been logged 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-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.33 per cent, the highest since March 2020, as per the health ministry. 

India had registered 9,283 new cases of coronavirus and 437 fresh fatalities on Wednesday. 

Meanwhile, Delhi reported 35 fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 14,40,754, according to data shared by the Health Department on Thursday. With no new deaths, the death toll remained at 25,095. 

As per Union Health Ministry, over 132 crore (1,32,33,15,050) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far. “More than 22.72 Cr (22,72,19,901) balance and unutilized COVID Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered,” the ministry said. 

Earlier, allaying fears about the intensity of the third coronavirus wave, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi Director Randeep Guleria had said that a third COVID-19 wave of magnitude comparable to the first two is unlikely to hit India. “It is unlikely that the third wave of Covid-19 of a magnitude comparable to the first and second will hit India. With time the pandemic will take an endemic form. We`ll continue to get cases but the severity will be highly reduced,” Guleria had said.

(With agency inputs)

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