2.68 Lakh Fresh Cases Logged in a Single Day

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  • Daily positivity rate rose to 16.66 per cent.
  • Active cases stood at 14,17,820.
  • Big jump in positivity rate in Delhi recorded

New Delhi: India recorded 2,68,833 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 94.83 per cent accounted for 1,22,684 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,48,24,706. The daily positivity rate stood at 16.66 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 14,17,820 accounting for 3.85 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a rise of 1,45,747 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate recorded at 1.32 per cent reported a spike in deaths recording 402 fatalities, taking the cumulative death toll to 4,85,752.

Omicron variant cases tally rose to 6,041 the Union Health Ministry said today morning. The positivity rate in Delhi jumped to 30.64 per cent on Friday as the national capital reported 24,383 new Covid cases. More than 75 per cent of those who died due to Covid in the current wave in Delhi were unvaccinated, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to people to follow all COVID-19 related protocols, wear masks and get vaccinated if eligible. Hailing an initiative of elite athletes taking people step by step through the ‘Surya Namaskar’ for fitness and positivity.

The health bulletin documented 156.02 crore cumulative vaccinations under the nationwide vaccination drive, including 58.02 lakh administrations in the past 24 hours.

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