Four New Covid Deaths Reported Across Country

India reports 123 new Covid cases and four deaths in 24 hours. Cases surged after a new variant emerged and cold weather set in.

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India has logged 123 new cases of Covid, while the number of active cases of the infection stood at 876, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Tuesday.

Four new deaths --two from Delhi and one each from Gujarat and Maharashtra-- have been reported in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 a.m. stated.

The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till Dec. 5, 2023 but cases had begun to increase after emergence of a new variant and cold weather conditions.

After Dec. 5, a maximum of 841 new cases were reported on Dec. 31, 2023 which is 0.2% of the peak cases reported in May 2021, official sources said.

India has witnessed three waves of COVID-19 in the past with the peak incidence of daily new cases and deaths being reported during the Delta wave in April-June 2021.

At its peak, 4,14,188 new cases and 3,915 deaths were reported on May 7, 2021.

Since the pandemic began in early 2020, more than 4.5 crore people have been infected and over 5.3 lakh deaths recorded.