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Daily COVID-19 Cases In India Jump To 2.64 lakh; Active Cases Nearing 13 Lakh

Mumbai: India reported 2,64,202 new COVID-19 cases and 1,09,345 recoveries in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The fresh infections in the country are 6.7 per cent higher as compared to yesterday’s figures as India reported 2,47,417 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday.

Of the fresh infections added today, Maharashtra has 46,406 new COVID19 cases, Delhi 28,867 new COVID-19 cases, Karnataka 25,005 new COVID cases, Tamil Nadu 20,911 new cases, West Bengal 23,467 new cases, Uttar Pradesh 14,765 new COVID-19 cases Cases were registered. Cases -19 cases, Kerala reported 13,468 new cases and the rest of the cases were added by other states.

With the addition of new cases, the total cases of COVID-19 in India rose to 3,65,82,129, which includes 12,72,073 active cases.

Active cases account for 3.48 per cent of the total cases. With 17,87,457 tests conducted in the last 24 hours, the daily positivity rate was seen at 14.78 per cent, which is slightly higher than yesterday.

The positivity rate on Thursday was 13.11 per cent. Moreover, the weekly positivity rate in the country touched 11.83 per cent and a total of 69.90 crore tests have been conducted so far. Of the fresh infections reported in the country, India reported 5,753 cases of the Omicron version of COVID-19.

The health ministry said that daily omers saw an increase of 4.83 per cent since yesterday. According to the health ministry, the death toll in India rose to 4,85,350 due to a one-day increase of 315 deaths.

However, with 1,09,345 recoveries reported in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries in the country mounted to 3,48,24,706.

`The recovery rate is currently at 95.20 per cent. As far as the COVID-19 vaccination is concerned, over 155.39 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.

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