New Delhi, January 11, 2024.

India recorded 514 new cases of COVID-19, while the number of active cases of the infection has declined to 3,422, the health ministry said on Thursday.

Three deaths – two in Maharashtra and one in Karnataka have been reported 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, 2023, but cases began to increase after the emergence of a new sub-variant — JN.1 — and cold weather conditions.