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India Reports 1.17 Lakh COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hours, More Than First Wave Peak

Mumbai: India reported more than 1 lakh daily COVID-19 cases for the first time in 214 days as 1,17,100 people tested positive in the last 24 hours. With this, the country’s COVID-19 case tally has gone up to 3,52,26,386.

According to the Ministry of Health, so far 3,007 cases of Omicron have been reported in the country, out of which 1,199 have been cured. Maharashtra has the highest number of omicron cases (876), followed by Delhi (465) and Karnataka (333).

The ministry informed that India’s active caseload currently stands at 3,71,363. This is 1.05 per cent of the total cases in the country. The weekly positivity rate is 4.54 percent, while the daily positivity rate is 7.74 percent.

With 30,836 patients getting cured in the last 24 hours, since the start of the pandemic, the cumulative number of COVID cured patients now stands at 3,43,71,845. Right now the recovery rate is 97.57 per cent.

The country reported 302 new deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,83,178. India conducted 15,13,377 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours, and so far the country has conducted 68,68,19,128 tests as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data.

India has administered a total of 149.66 crore vaccine doses so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The COVID vaccination drive began on January 16, 2021.

Cumulatively, 1,49,66,81,156 people have been vaccinated so far in the country of which 94,47,056 were administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

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