Bharat Express

India logs 182 new COVID-19 cases

India saw a single-day rise of 182 new cases of COVID-19, while the number of active cases of the infection has declined to 1,525, the health ministry said on Sunday. One death has been reported from Kerala in a span of 24 hours, according to the ministry’s data updated at 8 am.

The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 5, but cases began to increase after the emergence of a new variant and cold weather conditions. After December 5, a maximum of a single-day rise of 841 new cases was reported on December 31, which is 0.2 percent of the peak cases reported in May 2021, official sources said.

Of the total active cases, around 92 percent are recovering under home isolation. “The currently available data suggests that the JN.1 variant is neither leading to an exponential rise in the new cases nor a surge in hospitalization and mortality,” the official source stated.