India’s Covid count soars 43% in a day, Omicron tally reaches 961

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New Delhi | In the last 24 hours, India registered 13,154 new Covid-19 cases and 268 deaths, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

India on Wednesday had registered 9,195 fresh Covid-19 cases which was then a significant spike from the previous day’s (Tuesday’s) figure of 6,358, and 302 deaths.

With the addition of the new fatalities, the total death toll on Thursday climbed at 4,80,860.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has climbed at 961 across the nation, of 320 patients have been discharged from hospitals.

A total of 22 states have reported detected the new variant, the Ministry confirmed.


Meanwhile, the recovery of 7,486 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,42,58,778. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.38 per cent.

India’s active caseload is 82,402, which account for 0.24 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

Also in the same period, a total of 11,99,252 tests were conducted across the country, increasing the total tally to 67.64 crore.

With the administration of 63,91,282 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage reached 143.83 crore as of Thursday morning.

More than 16.93 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and UTs, said the Ministry.


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