3.37 Lakh Fresh Infections Logged; Over 161 Crore Beneficiaries Immunized

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  • Daily positivity rate at 17.2 per cent.
  • Omicron tally stood at 10,050.
  • India sees highest daily death toll in the current wave.

New Delhi: India recorded 3,37,704 fresh infections in the past 24 hours The recovery rate at 93. 31 per cent accounted for 2,42,676 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 3,63,01,482. The daily positivity rate stood at 17.22 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 21,13,365 accounting for 5.43 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a rise of 94,540 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate recorded at 1.26 per cent reported the highest spike in deaths recording 488 fatalities, taking the cumulative death toll to 4,88,884.

Omicron variant cases tally rose to 10,050 the Union Health Ministry said today morning.

The health bulletin documented 161.16 crore cumulative vaccinations under the nationwide vaccination drive, including 67.49 lakh administrations in the past 24 hours. In a letter to all states and union territories, Union Health Ministry Additional Secretary Vikas Sheel informed that Covid vaccination, including precaution doses, for individuals having resulted positive for coronavirus infection will be deferred by three months after recovery. This notice stemmed from the requests that were received from various quarters for guidance in regard to the administration of precaution dose to the eligible persons having Covid illness. Meanwhile, 74 lakh precaution doses for the identified categories of beneficiaries have been administered so far.

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