Omicron on relentless run: India records 2.68 lakh cases

Active caseload stands at 14,17,820 : Recovery Rate 94.83% : 156.02 crore vaccine doses administered

GN Bureau | January 15, 2022


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India is once again caught in a spike of Covid-19 cases, with the highly transmittable omicron driving numbers. The total cases in the country continued to increase on Saturday, recording 2.68 lakh cases in 24 hours.

India's active caseload currently stands at 14,17,820 or 3.85%, while the recovery rate is 94.83%. In the 24 hours to Saturday morning, there were 1,22,684 recoveries, taking the total number to 3,49,47,390.

With 2,68,833 new cases in these 24 hours, there have been a total of 6,041 omicron cases detected so far – an increase of 5.01% over the previous day.

India’s active caseload is currently at 14,17,820, constituting 3.85% of the country's total Positive Cases.

The daily positivity rate is 16.66%, while the weekly positivity rate is 12.84%.

The 16,13,740 tests conducted in the latest 24-hour period takes the total number of tests in the country so far to 70.07 crore. The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded, the health ministry said in a bulletin Saturday.

Meanwhile, India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 156.02 crore, as more than 58 lakh vaccine doses were administered in these 24 hours.

 

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