27,254 COVID cases, 219 deaths reported in last 24 hours in India

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New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 27,254 COVID cases and 219 deaths in 24 hours, said the Health Ministry of India said on Monday, marking a 4.6 per cent decline in daily infections than Sunday.

The country has 33.26 million cases in total and 442,874 people have died from the disease, said the ministry. Active cases declined by 10,652 since Sunday, it said, referring to patients till under treatment.

Goa has extended its COVID “curfew” by another week to September 20 and mandated five- day quarantine for persons travelling to the state from Kerala.

Amid the ongoing pandemic, a record 1.5 million candidates appeared for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) on Sunday at over 3,800 centres across the country.


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