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COVID: 3.33 lakh cases reported in India in last 24 hours

A file photo of commuters walking in New Delhi amid COVID restrictions.

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 3.33 lakh cases, which is marginally lower than yesterday, the Health Ministry of India said on Sunday. With a tally of 3.92 crore cases, India is the second worst-hit country after the US.

525 people have died of the virus during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry. Fourteen states have reported more than 10 deaths. 60 per cent of the patients who died during the current wave of COVID pandemic were either partially or fully unvaccinated.

Daily COVID infections in Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the pandemic, rose by 46,393 on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 74.66 lakh. 416 Omicron infections and 48 pandemic-related deaths were also reported in the state, as per the health department.

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