COVID-19 Tracker Highlights: India reports 640 new cases, 1 more death; Kerala tops with 265 infections

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Amid the resurgence of JN.1 variant, India’s active cases rose on December 22.  The country on December 22 recorded 640 fresh COVID-19 infections while the number of active cases climbed to 2,997 from 2,669 the day before, according to Union health ministry data. The country’s COVID-19 tally now stands at 4.50crore (4,50,07,212). The death toll climbed to 5,33,328 with one more fatality reported from Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated. Till December 21, a total of 22 JN.1 COVID-19 variant cases were reported in India. No clustering of COVID-19 has been reported so far and all cases have mild symptoms, official sources were quoted by news agency ANI.

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Cases Across States

The Health Ministry data showed active cases also rose in 10 states and one Union Territory. These are — Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh, and Puducherry. As many as 4,44,70,887 recuperated from Covid-19 while the national recovery rate was pegged at 98.81 percent, the Health Ministry said. So far, 220.67 crore (220,67,79,081) doses of Covid vaccine have been administered.

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