India Reports 8,306 New Covid-19 Cases, Omicron Tally Crosses 20

Weekly Positivity Rate (0.78%) less than 1% for last22 days

India on Saturday saw its daily Covid-19 caseload fall marginally after 8,603 new cases were reported from across the country. Also 415 more people succumbed to their infections in the last 24 hours. With this, the total confirmed cases reached 34,624,360 and the death toll climbed to 470,530, the Union health ministry’s Covid-19 dashboard showed.

With the administration of 73,63,706 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 126.53 Cr (1,26,53,44,975) as per provisional reports till 7 am today.  This has been achieved through 1,31,55,745 sessions.

The recovery of 8,190 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) to 3,40,53,856.

Several cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have sprung up in India with Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi reporting new cases on Sunday. Currently, India’s tally stands at 21.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.35%.

Sustained and collaborative efforts by the Centre and the States/UTs continue the trend of less than 50,000 Daily New Cases that is being reported for 160 consecutive days now.

8,603 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours.

India’s Active Caseload presently stands at 99,974. Active cases constitute 0.29% of the country’s total Positive Cases, which is lowest since March 2020.

The testing capacity across the country continues to be expanded. The last 24 hours saw a total of 12,52,596 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 64.60 Cr (64,60,26,786) cumulative tests.

While testing capacity has been enhanced across the country, Weekly Positivity Rate at 0.81% remains less than 1% for the last 20 days now. The Daily Positivity rate reported to be 0.69%. The daily Positivity rate has remained below 2% for last 61 days and below 3% for 96 consecutive days now.

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