India Records 17,070 Fresh Infections in a Single Day

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  • Daily positivity rate stood at 3.40 per cent.
  • Active caseload stood at 1,07,189.
  • Over 110 nations report rise in COVID-19 cases.

New Delhi: India recorded 17,070 fresh infections in the past 24 hours. The recovery rate at 98.55 per cent accounted for 14,413 recuperations in the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries to 4,28,36,906. The daily positivity rate stood at 3.40 per cent.

The number of active cases stood at 1,07,189 accounting for 0.25 per cent of the total number of cases. The active cases reported a rise by 2,634 in the last 24 hours. However, the mortality rate stood at 1.21 per cent recorded 23 fatalities taking the cumulative death toll to 5,25,139.

With the administration of 24.84 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 197.74 crore according to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday said that the COVID-19 pandemic is changing but it is not over and warned that the cases are rising in 110 nations.

Q“This pandemic is changing but it’s not over. Our ability to track the #COVID19 virus is under threat as reporting and genomic sequences are declining meaning it is becoming harder to track Omicron and analyse future emerging variants,” Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said briefing the media.

He further added, “COVID19, driven by BA.4 and BA.5 in many places, cases are on the rise in 110 countries, causing overall global cases to increase by 20 per cent and deaths have risen in 3 of the 6 WHO regions even as the global figure remains relatively stable.”

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