Mumbai: India has reported 3,17,532 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a jump of 34,562 cases from yesterday. The country also reported 491 deaths, taking the death toll to 4,87,693.
According to the government data released today, the weekly positivity rate stood at 16.06 per cent. With the new infections reported in the country, the active cases rose to 19,24,051.
According to the ministry, active cases are 5.03 per cent of the total cases. In the last 24 hours, 2,23,990 people have been cured, taking the total number of cured people to 3,58,07,029. As a result, the recovery rate currently stands at 93.69 per cent.
The death toll from this virus in the last 24 hours is 491. The death toll is 4,87,693. The country has so far registered 9,287 cases of the COVID-19 variant Omicron. According to the ministry, there has been an increase of 3.63 per cent in its cases since Wednesday.
In the last 24 hours, 19,35,180 tests were conducted to detect the presence of the virus. Since the start of the pandemic in 2020, 70.93 crore tests have been conducted so far.
Meanwhile, in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, 159.67 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. Notably, India’s vaccination drive commenced on January 16, 2021, and it has completed one full year