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India's COVID-19 Cases Rise by 333,533 in Last 24 Hours



India reported over 300,000 new COVID-19 infections for the fourth day in a row, despite the caseload being somewhat lower than the day before, according to government data released on Sunday.


According to government estimates, India reported 333,533 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, including 525 deaths.


COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 489,409 people in India, according to the health ministry. India had reported 337,704 new cases of COVID-19 and 488 deaths as of Saturday.


The government in the statement said the recovery rate for infected people currently stands at 93.18%.

Since the start of this year, different parts of the country are under varying degrees of restrictions to contain infections caused by highly transmissible Omicron variant.

India's capital Delhi has imposed a weekend curfew and even though it was widely expected that Delhi will ease some restrictions, the local government decided on Friday to continue with the curfew.


The federal government said it tested 1.87 million people in the last 24 hours and it planned to continue to expand its testing through the country.


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