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India logs 124 fresh Covid cases

India has logged 124 fresh Covid cases while the number of active cases of the infection is 1,415, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

New Delhi | India has logged 124 fresh Covid cases while the number of active cases of the infection is 1,415, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.

No deaths have been reported in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry's data updated at 8 am.

The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 5, but it began to rise after the emergence of a new variant and cold weather conditions.

After December 5, the highest single-day rise of 841 new cases were reported on December 31, 2023, which was 0.2 per cent of the peak cases reported in May 2021, official sources said.

Of the total active cases, a large majority of these (around 92 per cent) are recovering under home isolation.

"The currently available data suggests that the JN.1 variant is neither leading to an exponential rise in the new cases nor a surge in the hospitalisation and mortality," an official source said.

India has witnessed three waves of COVID-19 in the past with the peak incidence of daily new cases and deaths being reported during the delta wave in April-June 2021.

At its peak, 4,14,188 new cases and 3,915 deaths were reported on May 7, 2021.

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, there have been more than 4.5 crore people getting infected and over 5.3 lakh deaths in about four years since then across the country.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease stands at over 4.4 crore with a national recovery rate of 98.81 per cent, according to the ministry's website. It stated that 220.67 crore doses of Covid vaccines have so far been administered in the country.

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