Higher Than Yesterday, India Reports 2,64,202 New Cases In The Last 24 Hours

5,753 Total Omicron cases detected so far; an increase of 4.83% since yesterday

New cases of COVID-19

In the past 24 hours, India reported 2,64,202 fresh COVID cases, as per the health ministry’s data that is higher than yesterday. Around 5,753 total Omicron cases have been detected so far; an increase of 4.83% since yesterday.

With the administration of over 73 lakh Doses (73,08,669) vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 155.39 Cr (1,55,39,81,819) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.

This has been achieved through 1,66,59,387 sessions. 1,09,345 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 3,48,24,706.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 95.20%. 2,64,202 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

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India’s Active Caseload is presently at 12,72,073. Active cases constitute 3.48% of the country’s total Positive Cases.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 17,87,457 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 69.90 Cr (69,90,99,084) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate in the country currently stands at 11.83% and the Daily Positivity rate also reported to be 14.78%.

Meanwhile, over the rising concerns over the massive surge of Covid-19 cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday held a virtual meeting with the Chief Ministers.

The meeting focused on state-specific scenarios to battle Coronavirus, including best practices and public health response. The Prime Minister urged all states to ensure adequate health infrastructure at the district level, and to speed up the vaccination drive for children in the 15-18 age group.

PM said we must stay alert, but we must also take full care that a situation of panic isn’t created. Focus on local containment, increase testing in the areas from where more cases are emerging should also be ensured, he said. Prime Minister Modi held a meeting with chief ministers over the Covid-19 situation amid the surge in coronavirus cases due to Omicron Variant.

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