1,59,632 New Covid Cases Reported In India

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An increase of 1,59,632 new Coronavirus cases was recorded in India on Tuesday, raising the tally to 3,55,28,004 crore, which included 3,623 cases of the Omicron variant reported across 27 states and union territories.

Active cases make up 1.66 percent of all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 96.98 percent. A total of 1,18,442 new cases have been added to the current COVID-19 caseload in the last 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry.

According to the Ministry of Health, the daily positivity rate was 10.21 percent, the weekly positivity rate was 6.77 percent, and the cumulative doses administered in the country have exceeded 151.58 crore.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lauded the achievement of ensuring the inoculation of 2 crore teenagers between the ages of 15 and 18 who received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in less than a week after the inoculation drive was launched.

India now has 3,623 cases of the new coronavirus variant Omicron after a jump of 616 cases in one day. Out of the total cases of Omicron reported so far, 1,409 have recovered. Of the cases reported in Maharashtra, 1,009 have occurred, followed by 513 in Delhi.

The state of Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit by the Covid outbreak, has announced a series of new restrictions as it recorded 41,434 new cases on Saturday — slightly more than on Friday. There have been 13 deaths in the last 24 hours, five of them in Mumbai. The nation’s financial capital reported 20,318 cases in the last 24 hours — slightly lower than yesterday’s 20,971.

Delhi reported 20,181 new Covid cases over the last 24 hours, the highest number since May 2021. The positivity rate has jumped to 19.60 percent.

During the second wave of the pandemic, the country’s R naught value was measured at 1.69. This week, it was measured at 4, which shows the infection is spreading faster. India’s top medical body, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), has stated that “the Omicron variant is the predominant circulating strain”.

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