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Covid-19: India registers 8,603 new cases in last 24 hours, 6.65% lower than Friday

India on Saturday reported 8,603 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, pushing the overall tally of infections to 3,46,24,360 since the pandemic began in January last year. The number of new cases was 6.65% lower than Friday’s count of 9,216 cases.

The countrywide toll increased to 4,70,530 as 415 were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The number of active Covid-19 cases in the country stood at 99,974. As many as 3,40,53,856 people have recovered from the coronavirus till now, according to the health ministry.

India has administered a total of 1,26,53,44,975 coronavirus vaccine doses since the start of the vaccination drive on January 16. Of these, 73,63,706 vaccine doses were administered on Friday.

India updates

The Union government has spent Rs 19,675.46 crore on procuring coronavirus vaccines till November 27, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Lok Sabha on Friday. A total of Rs 35,000 crore has been budgeted for implementing the vaccination drive in the financial year 2021-2022, the minister said.The country has registered 51,775 cases of mucormycosis, commonly known as black fungus, till November 29, Mansukh Mandaviya told the Lok Sabha on Friday. Maharashtra has registered 10,366 mucormycosis cases, the highest in the country, the health ministry’s data showed.People in Tamil Nadu’s Madurai district have been given a week’s time to get at…

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