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India records 24,337 new COVID-19 cases

India records 24,337 new COVID-19 cases

FILE PHOTO: A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen testing campaign for COVID-19, at a railway station platform in Mumbai, on Dec 19, 2020. (Photo: REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas)

MUMBAI: India has recorded 24,337 new cases of the novel coronavirus, health ministry data showed on Monday (Dec 21), taking its tally to 10.06 million infections.

India's total number of infections passed the 10 million milestone mark on Saturday, but the rate of new infections has slowed considerably since a September peak.

A total of 145,810 people in India have died of COVID-19, with 333 deaths in the past 24 hours, the ministry said.

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Source: Reuters/ga

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