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India reports 8,774 new Covid cases, 621 deaths
India reports 8,774 new Covid cases, 621 deaths

New Delhi, Nov 28 (TIWN) India on Sunday reported 8,774 fresh Covid cases and 621 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family welfare on Sunday morning.

The recovery rate now stands at 98.34 per cent, the highest since March 2020. At little over a lakh, active cases in the country stand at 1,05,069.  Meanwhile, reports of a new Covid variant, named 'Omicron' by the WHO and declared as a variant of concern, which was first detected in South Africa, has triggered concerns across the world, with several countries imposing travel bans on multiple southern African nations.   The new strain has already been detected in several European countries, including UK, Germany, Italy, and Czech Republic.   The variant is said to be much more infectious than the Delta variant and the "most heavily mutated" version of coronavirus discovered so far.

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