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Covid-19 India Update: New Variant Discovered In South Africa

New Delhi: Another spike in cases was recorded in India as the country on Nov 26, reported 10,549 new infections in the last 24 hours. The data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare showed 488 deaths and 9,868 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, the active caseload stands at 1,10,133 infections as of Nov 26, 2021. With the new statistics, the death toll climbed to 4,67,468 fatalities, including 384 in Kerala, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 49 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 152 consecutive days now.

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The active cases comprise 0.32 per cent of the total infections while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.33 per cent, the ministry said.

An increase of 193 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of  24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.89 per cent. It has been less than two per cent for the last 53 days. The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.89 per cent. It has been below two per cent for the last 63 days, according to the ministry.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 33977830, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.35 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 120.27 crore.

The 488 new fatalities include 50 from Maharashtra. Of the 384 deaths in Kerala, 56 were reported over the last few days and 328 were designated as COVID-19 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 Friday.

A total of 4,67,468 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,40,857 from Maharashtra, 38,737 from Kerala, 38,187 from Karnataka, 36,432 from Tamil Nadu, 25,095 from Delhi, 22,909 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,430 from West Bengal. The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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(With inputs from PTI)

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