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India reports 12,428 new COVID-19 cases, lowest in 238 days

26/10/2021 02:18 PM

NEW DELHI, Oct 26 -- India's COVID-19 tally rose to 34,202,202 on Tuesday, as 12,428 new cases were registered during the past 24 hours across the country, according to the health ministry's latest data.

The number of new cases registered in a day is the lowest in 238 days, said the ministry in a statement.

Besides, as many as 356 deaths due to the pandemic since Monday morning took the total death toll to 455,068, Xinhua reported.

Most number of deaths, 281, were reported from the southern state of Kerala. "More than 70 per cent cases (deaths) are due to comorbidities," said the data released by the health ministry.

There are still 163,816 active COVID-19 cases in the country with a decline of 3,879 active cases during the past 24 hours.

A total of 33,583,318 people have been successfully cured and discharged from hospitals so far, out of which 15,951 were discharged during the past 24 hours. 



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