India reports 4% lesser new COVID-19 cases, Omicron cases surge by 6%
- India records over 2,58,089 fresh COVID-19 cases and 385 deaths in the span of 24 hours.
- The Omicron tally in India also climbed to 8,209 cases reported in 28 states, an increase of 6.02% since yesterday.
- Around 1,51,740 people have been recovered so far in the last 24 hours.
AdvertisementIndia has clocked 2,58,089 fresh COVID-19 cases, which is 4% less than the previous day. The active caseload of the country stands at 16,56,341 cases on Monday.
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Around 385 people succumbed to COVID-19 yesterday, taking the tally to 4,86,451, as per the health ministry. The death toll has reportedly increased over 70% in the last seven days compared to the week before that.
Around 1,51,740 people have been recovered so far in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate also stands at 94.27%, according to the data by the Union Health Ministry.
The Omicron tally in India also climbed to 8,209 cases reported in 28 states, an increase of 6.02% since yesterday. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit state with 1,738 cases, followed by West Bengal with 1,672 and Rajasthan with 1,276 cases.
Meanwhile, the daily positivity rate has also gone up from 16.28% to 19.75%, while the weekly positivity rate is 14.41%, as the country is witnessing a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases.
India has inoculated 39,46,348 COVID-19 vaccination doses in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to more than 157.20 crore COVID-19 doses so far.
According to the health ministry, more than 137 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, as of Monday morning.
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