Mumbai: India has reported 1,79,723 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, a jump of 20,091 cases from yesterday.
This is the biggest one day rise in cases in India after May 28, 2021, when the country reported 1,86,364 cases. India also saw 146 deaths.
A total of 4,033 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported so far. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases (1,216), followed by Rajasthan (529) and Delhi (513). About 1,552 patients infected with the new variant have recovered.
The ministry further informed that the active caseload in the country currently stands at 7,23,619 which is 2.03 per cent of the total cases in the country. The weekly positivity rate currently stands at 7.29 per cent, while the daily positivity rate is 13.29 per cent.
The total cases of COVID-19 in the country have increased to 35,528,004. In the last 24 hours, 46,569 patients have recovered from the disease. The cumulative number of COVID recovered patients is now 3,45,00,172.
The recovery rate is 96.62%. 146 new deaths have also been reported in the country in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 4,83,936. India conducted 13,52,717 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours.
According to the data of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), so far 69,15,75,352 tests have been done in the country. India has given a total of 151.94 crore vaccine doses so far under the National Immunization Campaign.
1,51,94,05,951 people have been vaccinated in the country so far. With the administration of 29,60,975 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, 1,51,94,05,951 people have been vaccinated in the country so far.