India reports over 31,000 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since Nov. 17

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Posted at Dec 01 2020 12:58 PM

Kashmiri Muslim women pray upon seeing a relic, that's believed to be hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, being displayed during the festival of Eid-e-Milad-ul-Nabi, the birth anniversary of the prophet, at Hazratbal Shrine, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Srinagar. Sanna Irshad Mattoo, Reuters

MUMBAI — India recorded 31,118 new coronavirus cases, the lowest daily tally since Nov. 17, data from the health ministry showed on Tuesday.

India now has 9.46 million COVID-19 infections, but the number of new daily cases has stayed below the 50,000 mark since Nov. 7 despite a busy festival season last month, according to a Reuters tally.

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Deaths rose by 482, bringing the total to 137,621.

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