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India records 28,903 fresh cases of COVID-19 in last 24 hours, 188 deaths

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India recorded 28,903 new COVID-19 infections, highest so far this year, taking COVID-19 tally to 1,14,38,734, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The death toll increased to 1,59,044 with 188 new fatalities, highest in around two months, data updated at 8 am showed. Registering an increase for seventh day in a row, total active caseload has increased to 2,34,406 which now comprises 2.05 per cent of total infections, while recovery rate has further dropped to 96.56 per cent, data stated.

As many as 30,254 new infections were recorded in a span of 24 hours on 13th December. Number of people who have recuperated from disease surged to 1,10,45,284, while case fatality rate has dropped to 1.39 per cent, data stated.

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