India has logged 797 new cases of COVID-19, the highest in 225 days, while the number of active cases of the infection have been recorded at 4,091, the health ministry said on Friday.
Five new deaths due to coronavirus– two from Kerala and one each from Maharashtra, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu — have been reported in a span of 24 hours.
The country had recorded 865 new cases on 19 May this year. The number of daily cases had dropped to double-digits till December 5, but the cases have again gone up after emergence of JN.1, the new variant and cold weather conditions.
Kerala accounts for the maximum number of COVID-19 cases at 2,522 followed by Karnataka at 568, Maharashtra at 369, Tamil Nadu at 156, etc.