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India logs 20,279 new Covid cases, 36 deaths in 24 hours

By Dinkle Popli -- July 25, 2022 10:35 am -- Updated:July 25, 2022 10:35 am

India recorded a total of 20,279 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the country's overall Covid tally to 4,38,88,755. The active cases increased to 1,52,200, according to the Union Health Ministry data.

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The death count climbed to 5,26,033 with 36 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 0.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.45 per cent, the ministry said.

Delhi reported its first monkeypox case, and India's fourth, on Sunday with a 34-year-old man testing positive for the virus that is spreading across the world.

The patient, a resident of west Delhi's Paschim Vihar has no history of travel to countries affected by the disease, unlike the three cases reported from Kerala, officials said.

The man had taken a holiday to Himachal Pradesh last month with male friends. Soon after, he developed fever but ignored the symptoms initially thinking it was caused by seasonal changes, sources said.

However, when the fever didn't subside for a week and skin lesions appeared at several places, the man visited a physician and a skin specialist before being referred to Lok Nayak hospital - the designated centre for isolation and management of suspected and confirmed cases of monkeypox in the capital.

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-PTC News

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