37,379 new Covid cases reported in last 24 hours bring India’s Omicron tally to 1,892

NEW DELHI: According to data from the Union health ministry, India reported 37,379 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the highest number since early September, with 1,71,830 active cases.


In India, there are 1,892 Omicron cases, with the new Covid-19 strain being reported in 23 states. With 568 cases, Maharashtra remains the worst-affected state, followed by Delhi with 382 infections.
According to data updated at 9 a.m., the death toll had risen to 4,82,017, with 124 new fatalities. The active cases account for 0.49 percent of all infections, according to the health ministry, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate is 98.13 percent.

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In the last 24 hours, 11,007 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of recovered patients to 3,43,06,414 since the outbreak began.

The daily positivity rate was 3.24 percent on average.

According to the health ministry, the weekly positivity rate was also 12.05 percent.

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The total number of doses given out in the country as part of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has surpassed 146.70 crore.

On August 7, 2020, India’s Covid-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16.

It crossed the 60 lakh mark on September 28, the 70 lakh mark on October 11, the 80 lakh mark on October 29, the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and the one-crore mark on December 19.

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On May 4, India passed the two-crore mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-crore mark.

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