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India logs 2.64 lakh new COVID cases, highest in 239 days

 International Desk daily-bangladesh.com

 Published: 01:06 PM, 14 January 2022  

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India has reported 2,64,202 new Covid-19 cases, the highest in 239 days, taking the overall caseload of the virus cases to 3,65,82,129 which includes 5,753 cases of the Omicron variant, said the Union Health Ministry in an updated data on Friday. 

There has been a 4.83 percent increase in Omicron cases since Thursday, said Union Health Ministry.

The active cases have increased to 12,72,073, the highest in 220 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,85,350 with 315 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

The active cases comprise 3.48 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 95.20 percent, the ministry said.

A total of 2,76,110 coronavirus cases were reported in a single day on May 19.

An increase of 1,54,542 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 14.78 percent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 11.83 percent, according to the ministry.

The number of recovery people from the disease surged to 3,48,24,706, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive have exceeded 155.39 crores.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 14.78 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 11.83 percent, according to the ministry.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23.

The 315 new fatalities include 117 from Kerala and 36 from Maharashtra.

A total of 4,85,350 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,41,737 from Maharashtra, 50,369 from Kerala, 38,397 from Karnataka, 36,930 from Tamil Nadu, 25,271 from Delhi, 22,946 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,985 from West Bengal.

The ministry stressed that more than 70 percent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.

“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation. – PTI

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