India added 9,119 new coronavirus cases and 396 fatalities on Thursday, pushing the country’s cumulative cases tally to 3,45,35,763 and death count to 4,66,584. Active cases in India now stand at 1,11,481, the lowest in 538 days, while recovery rate stands at 98.33%, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been below 20,000 for 48 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 151 consecutive days now.
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Britain on Thursday said it would ban travel from six southern African countries, after South Africa detected a new COVID-19 variant with a large number of mutations.
Javid said the new variant, which South Africa attributed to a surge in cases and had also been detected in travellers from the country in Botswana and Hong Kong, had not been found so far in Britain.