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India registers 24,337 new cases of Covid-19, 333 deaths

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India reported 24,337 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 333 deaths in the past 24 hours, data from the Union Health Ministry showed on Monday morning, as the country continued to witness a trend. declining average daily infections. This is the eighth consecutive day that daily infections in the country have remained below 30,000 and less than 40,000 since the last 21 days continuously. So far, the virus has killed 145,810 people in the country and 9,606,111 people have recovered from the disease.

The Health Ministry has said that with just 351 average daily deaths from Covid-19 reported between December 14 and 20, India continues to have one of the lowest deaths per million. A week earlier, from December 7 to 3, 450 average daily deaths from Covid-19 were reported. “#IndiaFightsCorona India has one of the lowest deaths per million in the world (105.4). Focused measures including targeted testing, early identification, timely isolation and immediate hospitalization, and standard treatment protocol have ensured that daily deaths are below 400, ”he tweeted Monday.

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India’s number of active cases dropped to 303,639 on Monday and the Health Ministry has said this is due to the trend of recoveries outpacing new cases and a low number of deaths per day. He said on Sunday that 10 states and territories of the Union represent 66% of the total active cases in the country.

The difference in recoveries and active Covid-19 cases is 9,302,472 and the recovery rate is 95.53% on Monday. On Sunday, 74.68% of the new cases recovered were concentrated in 10 states and territories of the Union. Kerala reported the highest number of recoveries in a single day with 4,749 newly recovered cases, 3,119 people recovered in Maharashtra, followed by 2,717 in West Bengal on Sunday, according to the Health Ministry.

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On Sunday, 76.62% of new cases were concentrated in 10 states and Union territories, with Kerala registering the highest number of daily cases with 6,293. followed by Maharashtra with 3,940 infections.

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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan has said that India may start vaccinating people against Covid-19 in January and that the government’s first priority has been the safety and efficacy of the vaccine. He also said that the Center has been working with state governments for the past four months for preparations regarding Covid-19 vaccination in the country.

“For the past four months, the union government has been preparing with state governments at the state, district and even bloc level. We have been preparing for the last four months, ”the minister told ANI in an exclusive interview.

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