India Reports 9,216 New Covid Cases, 391 Deaths On Friday

Coronavirus Live Updates: India Reports 9,216 New Covid Cases, 391 Deaths

Covid cases in India: The active cases in the country increased to 99,976 on Friday. (File)

New Delhi:

India logged a daily spike of 9,216 Covid cases on Friday, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,46,15,757. India also recorded 391 new deaths, pushing the total death count to 4,70,115.

The active cases increased to 99,976, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

India also for the first time reported ‘Omicron’ cases with two cases being detected in Karnataka. The new strain of the virus has triggered a global alarm with several countries announcing restrictions to arrest the spread of the ‘Variant of Concern’, declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

The variant was first detected in South Africa earlier this month. Since then, the new strain has already been detected in several European countries. ‘Omicron’ is said to be much more infectious than the Delta variant.

Here are the LIVE Updates on Coronavirus cases:

51,775 cases of mucormycosis reported in India: Health Minister

A total of 51,775 cases of mucormycosis have been reported till November 29, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed the Lok Sabha on Friday.

On the steps taken by the government to tackle such cases, Mandaviya in written reply to a question said health is a state subject and the Union Ministry of Health has proactively supported states to tackle the challenge posed by cases of mucormycosis during the second surge of COVID-19.

The ministry had asked all states to make mucormycosis a notifiable disease so as to get details of its prevalence in the country.

India Reports 9,216 New Covid Cases, 391 Deaths

India logged a daily spike of 9,216 Covid cases on Friday, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,46,15,757. India also recorded 391 new deaths, pushing the total death count to 4,70,115.

The active cases increased to 99,976, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

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