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As Omicron variant's fear spread, India records 8,895 new COVID cases in last 24 hours India | COVID-19
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As Omicron variant's fear spread, India records 8,895 new COVID cases in last 24 hours

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 Dec 2021, 10:42 am

New Delhi/IBNS: India recorded 8,895 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

India's active caseload currently stands at 99,155, which accounts for less than 1 percent of total cases, at 0.29 percent.

The recovery rate is currently at 98.35 percent with 6,918 recoveries in the last 24 hours. This has pushed total recoveries to 3,40,60,774.

However, India has also registered four cases of the Omicron variant with the latest being a 33-year-old unvaccinated man from Maharashtra, who traveled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai and Delhi late last month.

On Saturday, another man who returned from Zimbabwe was found infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Gujarat's Jamnagar,making the third case of the strain in India.

Meanwhile, 127.61 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.