India reports 8,439 new cases of COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours, 195 more deaths
People waiting for their turn to get a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at a hospital in Bengaluru, on December 6, 2021.IANS

India reports 8,439 new cases of COVID-19 infection in last 24 hours, 195 more deaths

New Delhi, December 8, 2021

India today reported 8,439 new cases of COVID-19 infection and 195 more deaths in the last 24 hours.

The 195 deaths recorded in the last 24 hours include 106 previously unreported COVID-19 fatalities in Kerala, where the data of the past many months is being reconciled and updated.

The country had yesterday logged 6,822 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest in 558 days, and 220 deaths, including 138 previously reported fatalities in Kerala.

Not counting the 106 previously unreported deaths in Kerala, India today registered 89 deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

With the latest data released by the Ministry of Health of Family Welfare (MoHFW) this morning, the death toll in the country so far has climbed to 473,952 today.

The total number of cases of infection till now, since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in India in late January 2020, rose to 34,656,822 today.

Of the 89 COVID-19 deaths registered in India in the last 24 hours, Kerala accounted for 28, Maharashtra 19 and Tamil Nadu 10.

All other states reported less than ten deaths each, with as many as 19 States and Union Territories, including national capital Delhi, posting zero deaths during this period.

The number of those who have recovered from COVID-19 in the country rose to 34,089,137 today, up 9,525 from yesterday. The recovery rate stood at 98.36%, the highest since March 2020.

The number of active cases in the country went down by 1,281 to 93,733 today, the lowest in 555 days.

The Ministry said that the number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 129.54 crore, including 73.62 lakh doses administered during the last 24 hours.

The Weekly Positivity Rate stood at 0.76% today, below 2% for the 75th day and below 1% for the 24th consecutive day, while the Daily Positivity Rate was 0.70% today, below 2% for 65 consecutive days and below 1% for the ninth consecutive day.


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