Corona Virus (COVID-19) Latest Updates
IANS 31 January 2022
At 2.09 lakh, India reports 10% dip in new COVID cases
31-01-2022 11:30
    
India has reported 2,09,918 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, 10 per cent lower than the previous day's 2.34 lakh. In the same time span, 959 fresh Covid deaths have also been reported, said the Union health ministry on Monday morning.

With the addition of new Covid fatalities, the death toll has reached 4,95,050. However, Kerala added 374 deaths as backlog to Monday's count.

The active caseload has reported a marginal decline at 18,31,268, which constitutes 4.43 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 2,62,628 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,89,76,122. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 94.37 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 13,31,198 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 72.89 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 15.75 per cent while daily positivity rate has reported marginal rise at 15.77 per cent.

With the administration of over 28 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 166.03 crore as of Monday morning.

More than 12.38 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Monday morning.
 
India records 2.35 lakh new COVID cases, 871 deaths in past 24 hours
29-01-2022 11:10

In the last 24 hours, India logged 2,35,532 new Covid cases and 871 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

The additional fatalities increased the overall death toll to 4,93,198.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has reported a marginal decline at 20,04,333 which account for 4.91 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 3,35,939 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,83,60,710. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 93.89 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 17,59,434 tests were conducted across the country, taking the total to 72.57 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 16.89 per cent, while daily positivity rate has come down to 13.39 per cent.

With the administration of over 56 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage reached 165.04 crore as of Saturday morning.

More than 12 crore balance and unutilised doses are still available with the states and UTs.
 
Lethal 'NeoCov' only one mutation away from infecting humans: Wuhan scientists
28-01-2022 17:20

Wuhan is back in the news as a team of scientists there have warned of a lethal variant called 'NeoCov' that requires only one mutation to infiltrate human cells and carries the combination of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS)-CoV mortality rate (where one in every three infected persons may die) and the current SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus high transmission rate.

According to the scientists from Wuhan University in China, NeoCov can penetrate human cells in the same way as the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

"It is only one mutation away from becoming dangerous for humans," researchers said in a paper posted on preprint website bioRxiv which has not been peer-reviewed yet.

NeoCoV has been discovered among bats in South Africa and has only been known to spread among these animals to date.

The MERS-CoV and several bat coronaviruses employ 'DPP4' as their functional receptors.

However, the receptor for NeoCoV, the closest MERS-CoV relative yet discovered in bats, remains "enigmatic".

In the study, the researchers unexpectedly found that NeoCoV and its close relative, PDF-2180-CoV, can efficiently use some types of bat Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) and, less favourably, human ACE2 for entry.

"NeoCoV efficiently infects human ACE2 expressing cells after a T510F mutation on the receptor-binding motif (RBM). Notably, the infection could not be cross-neutralised by antibodies targeting SARS-CoV-2 or MERS-CoV," the study showed.

It means that neither antibodies nor protein molecules produced by people with respiratory diseases or who have been fully vaccinated can protect against NeoCoV.

The study demonstrated the first case of ACE2 usage in MERS-related viruses, shedding light on a potential bio-safety threat of the human emergence of an ACE2 using 'MERS-CoV-2' with both high fatality and transmission rate.

Associated with the MERS-CoV virus, the new virus was discovered in outbreaks in Middle Eastern countries in 2012 and 2015 and is similar to SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid in humans.

Its impact on humans is yet to be ascertained.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), whether NeoCov coronavirus poses a threat to humans requires further study.

The WHO has said that it "works closely" with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) in order to "monitor and respond to the threat of emerging zoonotic viruses."

Since the beginning of the Covid pandemic that has its origin in Wuhan, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that causes Covid-19, has mutated and resulted in different variants of the virus, including the latest Omicron.

The Delta strain is regarded as the most contagious form of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus to date.
 
India reports marginal decline, records 2.51 lakh new COVID cases in past 24 hours
28-01-2022 11:10
    
India on Friday reported a marginal decline with 2,51,209 new Covid cases registered in the last 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

In the same time span, 627 additional fatalities were also reported which increased the nationwide death toll to 4,92,327.

Meanwhile, the active caseload stood at 21,05,611, accounting for 5.18 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 3,47,443 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,80,24,771. Consequently, the country's recovery rate stands at 93.60 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 15,82,307 tests were conducted across the country, taking the total to 72.37 crore.

The weekly positivity rate currently stands at 17.47 per cent, while the daily positivity rate has come down to 15.88 per cent.

With the administration of over 57 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage reached 164.44 crore as of Friday morning.

More than 13 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs.
 
India's COVID cases fall to 2.55 lakh, positivity rate dips to 15.5%
25-01-2022 10:20

After reporting over three lakh new cases for five days in a row, India reported 2,55,874 fresh Covid infections in a span of 24 hours and the daily positivity rate came down to 15.52 per cent, said the Union health ministry on Tuesday morning.

A total of 614 new deaths were also recorded in the span of 24 hours taking the toll to 4,90,462.

The active caseload has jumped to 22,36,842, which constitute 5.62 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 2,67,753 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,70,71,898. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 93.15 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 16,49,108 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 71.88 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 17.17 per cent while daily positivity rate has come down to 15.52 per cent.

With the administration of over 62 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 162.92 crore as of Tuesday morning.

More than 13.42 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Tuesday morning.

 
 
India records 3.06 lakh new COVID cases, positivity rises to 20.75%
24-01-2022 11:40

India has registered a substantial decline in the Covid-19 cases with 3,06,064 news infections surfacing in past 24 hours, as per the Health and Family Welfare Ministry data on Monday.

In the same period, a total of 439 deaths were reported pushing the total fatality count to 4,89,848.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 22,49,335 which constitute 5.69 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The recovery of 2,43,495 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,68,04,145. Consequently, the country's recovery rate stands at 93.07 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 14,74,753 tests were conducted across the country taking the cumulative tests so far to 71.69 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has mounted to 17.03 per cent while daily positivity rate stands at 20.75 per cent.

With the administration of over 27 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 162.26 crore as of this morning.

More than 13.83 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry.
 
In steep hike, India records 3.47 lakh new COVID cases, 703 deaths in past 24 hours
21-01-2022 11:00

In a steep hike, India reported 3.47 lakh Covid-19 cases and 703 fatalities in the past 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday.

The daily cases registered a rise of around 9 per cent from the previous day.

With the fresh fatalities, the death toll climbed to 4,88,396.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 20,18,825 which constitute 5.23 per cent of the country's total cases.

The Omicron infection tally has risen to 9,692 across the nation, an increase of 4.36 per cent from the previous day.

The recovery of 2,51,777 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,60,58,806. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 93.50 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 19,35,912 tests were conducted across the country, taking the cumulative number to over 71.15 crore.

Though the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 16.56 per cent amid sudden spike in the cases, the daily positivity rate has declined to 17.94 per cent.

With the administration of over 70 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 160.43 crore as of Friday morning.

More than 12.73 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs , the Ministry added.
 
At 3.17 lakh new COVID cases, India reports 12% single-day rise
20-01-2022 10:40

India reported 3,17,532 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a substantial rise of around 12 per cent from the previous day, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday.

On Wednesday, India had reported 2,82,970 new Covid cases, a rise of over 18 per cent from the previous day's count, and on Tuesday, 2,38,018 new infections were registered.

A total 491 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours on Thursday taking the toll to 4,87,693.

The active caseload has jumped to 19,24,051 which constitutes 5.03 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The Omicron infection tally has risen to 9,287 across the nation, an increase of 3.63 per cent from Wednesday.

The recovery of 2,23,990 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,58,07,029. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 93.69 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 19,35,180 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 70.93 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 16.06 per cent amid a sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate has declined to 16.41 per cent.

With the administration of over 73 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 159.67 crore as of Thursday morning.

More than 12.72 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Thursday morning.
 
At 2.82 lakh new COVID cases, India sees over 18% single-day rise
19-01-2022 10:40

India reported 2,82,970 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a rise of over 18 per cent from the previous day's count. In the same time, 441 deaths were registered taking the toll to 4,87,202, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, India recorded 2,38,018 new infections and 310 deaths.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 18,31,000 which constitutes 4.83 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The Omicron infection tally has risen to 8,961 across the nation, an increase of 0.79 per cent from Tuesday's.

The recovery of 1,88,157 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,55,83,039. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 93.88 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 18,69,642 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 70.74 crore cumulative tests.

The weekly positivity rate has climbed to 15.53 per cent amid a sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate has declined to 15.13 per cent.

With the administration of over 76 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 158.88 crore as of Wednesday morning.

More than 12.84 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Wednesday morning.
 
India's new COVID cases continue to decline for second straight day
18-01-2022 10:50

India witnessed a substantial decrease in fresh Covid cases, reporting 2,38,018 new infections in the last 24 hours, and a total of 310 deaths, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday.

With the addition of the new deaths, the toll has reached 4,86,761.

On Monday, the country had reported 2,58,089 new cases and 385 deaths.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 17,36,628, which constitute 4.62 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The Omicron infection tally has risen to 8,891 across the nation, an increase of 8.31 per cent from Monday.

The recovery of 1,57,421 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,53,94,882. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 94.09 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 16,49,143 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 70.54 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 14.92 per cent amid a sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate has declined to 14.43 per cent.

With the administration of nearly 80 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 158.04 crore as of Tuesday morning.

More than 13.25 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Tuesday morning.

 
 
India sees slight dip at 2.58 lakh new COVID cases, 385 deaths in past 24 hours
17-01-2022 10:50

India on Monday reported a marginal decline in fresh Covid cases at 2,58,089 in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, a total of 385 deaths have also been reported, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

With the addition of 385 new deaths, the total death toll due to the coronavirus has climbed to 4,86,451.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 16,56,341 which constitute 4.43 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The Omicron infection tally has risen to 8,209 across the country, an increase of 6.02 per cent from the past day.

The recovery of 1,51,740 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recoveries to 3,52,37,461. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 94.27 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 13,13,444 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 70.37 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 14.41 per cent amid a sudden spike in the cases. The daily positivity rate rose to 19.65 per cent, up from 16.28 per cent the previous day.

With the administration of over 39 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 157.20 crore as of Monday morning.

More than 13.79 crore balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Monday morning.
 
India records 2.64 lakh fresh COVID cases, active caseload nears 13 lakh
14-01-2022 10:50

India on Friday reported 2,64,202 fresh Covid-19 infections, a rise of around 17,000 cases from the previous day, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare.

Also, 315 deaths were recorded taking the toll to 4,85,350.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped at 12,72,072 which constitute 3.48 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The Omicron infection tally has climbed to 5,753 across the nation, an increase of 4.83 per cent from Wednesday. So far, 28 states have reported Omicron infection, the ministry said.

The recovery of 1,09,345 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,48,24,706. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 95.20 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 17,87,457 tests were conducted across the country taking the cumulative tests to 69.90 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 11.83 per cent amid a sudden spike of the cases. The daily positivity rate has stood at 14.78 per cent.

With the administration of over 73 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 155.39 crore as of this morning.

More than 15.17 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the ministry said.
 
India's Omicron tally rises to 5,488 in past 24 hours
13-01-2022 11:55

With 620 fresh Omicron infections detected in the last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible Covid variant has climbed to 5,488. Of these, 2162 people have recovered from the new strain so far, said the Union health ministry on Thursday morning.

The Omicron infection has spread into 28 states and union territories, as per the health ministry.

However, Maharashtra continues to be the top worst hit at 1,367 Omicron infections. Of them, 734 patients have been discharged as per the health ministry data. With 147 Omicron cases detected in the last 24 hours, Rajasthan continues to be the second most affected state with 792 cases. The state is followed by Delhi with 549 cases of this variant.

With 136 new Omicron cases, Kerala has replaced Karnataka at 486 cases. Karnataka and West Bengal continue with 479 and 294 Omicron cases each so far.

Among other states, Uttar Pradesh continues with 275 cases of this variant so far. The Omicron cases have risen to 260 in Telangana while Gujarat and Tamil Nadu continue with 236 and 185 cases so far. Odisha has also reported a spike in the Omicron cases at 169, while Haryana continues with 162 cases so far.

Meanwhile, Andhra Pradesh has so far detected 61 cases, Meghalaya has jumped to 31 Omicron cases. Bihar and Punjab continue with 27 cases each. Jammu and Kashmir has so far 23 cases, Goa and Madhya Pradesh continue with 21 and 10 cases each so far.

The Omicron case count continues in single digit for Assam at 9 and Uttarakhand at 8 cases. Chhattisgarh has so far 5 Omicron cases. Chandigarh and Andaman Nicobar Islands continue with 3 cases each and Ladakh and Puducherry with 2 cases so far.

Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Manipur continue with one case of this variant each so far.
 
India records nearly two lakh fresh COVID cases, 442 deaths in 24 hours
12-01-2022 10:40

India reported 1,94,720 fresh Covid cases, a rise of around 26,000 from the previous day. In the same time, a total of 442 deaths were also reported, said the Union Ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday.

With the addition of the new deaths, the death toll has climbed to 4,84,655.

The active caseload has jumped to 9,55,329 which constitutes 2.65 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The Omicron infection tally has reached 4,868 across the nation. However, out of the total Omicron positives, 1,850 have been discharged from the hospitals. So far a total of 28 states have reported the Omicron infection, said the Union health ministry on Wednesday.

The recovery of 60,405 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,46,30,536. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 96.01 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 17,61,900 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 69.52 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 9.82 per cent amid the sudden spike in the cases. The daily positivity rate stands at 11.05 per cent.

With the administration of over 85 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 153.80 crore as of Wednesday morning.

More than 16.50 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Wednesday morning.
 
At 1.68 lakh India sees slight decline in fresh COVID cases in past 24 hours
11-01-2022 11:10

India registered a slight decline in daily Covid-19 cases, with 1,68,063 people testing positive for the virus while 277 succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

The fresh infections were 6.4 per cent less than Monday when the country logged 1,79,723.

With the fresh fatalities, the death toll mounted to 4,84,213.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 8,21,446 which constitute 2.29 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

The omicron infection tally has climbed to 4,461 across the nation. However, out of total Omicron positive cases, 1,711 have been discharged from hospitals after recovery. So far, total 28 states have reported omicron infection, the ministry added.

With 69,959 patients getting cured of the virus in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tally rose to 3,45,70,131. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 96.36 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 15,79,928 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 69.31 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 8.85 per cent amid sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate has declined to 10.64 per cent.

With the administration of over 92 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 152.89 crore.

More than 17.11 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs.

 
 
India records 1.79 lakh new COVID cases, 12.5% higher than previous day
10-01-2022 11:20

Amid the unprecedented Covid-19 resurgence, India reported 1,79,723 new cases in the last 24 hours, which is 12.5 per cent higher than the previous day's figure, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday.

The nationwide death toll has increased to 4,83,936 after an additional 146 fatalities were also registered in the same period, the Ministry said.

The active caseload has jumped to 7,23,619, accounting for 1.66 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

Meanwhile, the Omicron case tally has climbed to 4,033, of which 1,552 have been discharged from hospitals.

So far total 27 states have reported the new variant, according to the Ministry.

The recovery of 46,569 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,45,00,172. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 96.62 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 13,52,717 tests were conducted across the country, bringing the total to over 69.15 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 7.92 per cent amid the sudden spike of new cases. The daily positivity rate stands at 13.29 per cent.

With the administration of over 29 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage reached 151.94 crore on Monday morning.

 
 
India sees massive spike of over 90,000 COVID cases in 24 hours, active cases near 3 lakh
06-01-2022 10:30

India registered a single-day rise of 90,928 cases, a significant rise from the previous day's 58,097 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours. A total of 325 deaths have also been reported in the same time, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday.

With the addition of new deaths, the death toll has reached 4,82,876.

Meanwhile, the active caseload has jumped to 2,85,401 which constitutes 0.81 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has climbed at 2,630 across the nation. However, out of total Omicron positive cases, 995 have been discharged from hospitals. So far 26 states have reported Omicron cases, said the Union health ministry on Thursday.

The recovery of 19,206 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,43,41,009. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 97.81 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 14,13,030 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 68.53 crore cumulative tests.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 3.47 per cent amid a sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate stands at 6.43 per cent.

With the administration of over 91 lakhs vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 148.76 crore as of Thursday morning.

More than 18.43 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Thursday morning.
 
India's Omicron tally reaches 2,135 with 243 new cases, Maharashtra worst-hit
05-01-2022 11:40

With 243 new cases of highly transmissible Covid variant Omicron detected in the last 24 hours, India's Omicron tally on Wednesday rose to 2,135 cases. Of these, 828 people have recovered from the new strain so far.

Maharashtra and Delhi continue to be the worst-hit states with this new variant.

Among the states and union territories (UTs) that have reported the Omicron infection so far, Maharashtra tops the list with 653 cases of this variant. Of them, 259 patients have been discharged as per the health ministry data on Wednesday. The state alone has reported 85 new Omicron cases in the last 24 hours.

With 82 cases of Omicron variant detected in the last 24 hrs, Delhi's tally has reached 464. The national capital has the second highest cases of Omicron infection. However, 57 of them have been discharged from the hospital. Delhi is followed by Kerala with 185 Omicron cases. The Union health ministry on Wednesday morning said that the Omicron infection has so far spread into 24 states and UTs.

Among other states, Rajasthan has detected 174 Omicron infection with 88 discharged so far. Gujarat and Tamil Nadu have so far reported 154 and 121 cases of Omicron respectively.

Telangana has also reported 17 more Omicron cases, taking the tally to 84 in the last 24 hours. In Karnataka, 77 people so far have been detected with Omicron infection while the number of infection is 71 in Haryana and 37 in Odisha.

Uttar Pradesh has reported 23 more cases of Omicron in the last 24 hours at 31. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have 24 and 20 cases of this variant so far.

However, the Omicron case count continues in single digit for Madhya Pradesh at 9 and Uttarakhand at 8 cases. Goa and Meghalay have reported 5 Omicron cases each. Chandigarh and Jammu Kashmir also continue with 3 cases each. Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Punjab have 2 cases each so far. Meanwhile, Himachal Pradesh and Laddakh, Manipur continue with one case of this variant each so far.
 
India records 33,750 new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
03-01-2022 10:30

Registering a significant single-day spike amid the ongoing resurgence, India logged 33,750 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, with an additional 123 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare announced on Monday.

The new fatalities have pushed the nationwide death toll to 4,81,893.

The active caseload has also jumped to 1,45,582 which constitute 0.42 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

Meanwhile, the nationwide Omicron infection tally has increased to 1,700, of which 639 have been discharged from hospitals.

So far, 23 states have reported cases of the new variant, the Ministry said.

The recovery of 10,846 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,95,407. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.20 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 8,78,990 tests were conducted across the country, raising the total to 68.09 crore.

Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 1.88 per cent amid the sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate stands at 3.84 per cent.

With the administration of 23,30,706 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's Covid inoculation coverage reached 145.68 crore as of Monday morning.

More than 19.84 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, according to the Ministry.
 
India records 22,775 fresh COVID infections, active caseload crosses 1 lakh
01-01-2022 10:50 
 
India registered a substantial spike in daily Covid cases at 22,775 in a span of 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
 
Also, 406 deaths were reported in the same time span pushing the toll to 4,81,486.
 
However, the active caseload jumped to 1,04,781 which constitute 0.30 per cent of the country's total positive cases.
 
Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has increased to 1,431 across the nation. However, of the total cases, 488 have been discharged from hospitals. So far, 23 states have reported Omicron infections, the Ministry said.
 
The recovery of 8,949 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,75,312. Consequently, India's recovery rate stands at 98.32 per cent.
 
Also in the same period, a total of 11,10,855 tests were conducted across the country. India has, so far, conducted over 67.89 crore cumulative tests.
 
Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 1.10 per cent amid sudden spike of the cases. The daily positivity rate stands at 2.05 per cent.
 
With the administration of 58,11,587 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, the country's Covid inoculation coverage has reached 145.16 crore as of Saturday morning.
 
More than 19.52 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs to be administered, the health ministry said.
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