According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s latest update, India has over 90,000 COVID-19 cases, with 2,630 cases of the Omicron variant.
In the last 24 hours, India has reported 90,928 new Coronavirus cases. The current active caseload in the country is 2,85,401. In the last 24 hours, a total of 19,206 recoveries have been reported, bringing the total number of recoveries to 3,43,41,009. According to the Health Minister, the new variant-Omicron tally increased to 2,630 in the most recent update.
With 797 and 465 infections, Maharashtra and Delhi continue to have the highest number of Omicron infections. Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka, and Gujarat are the next states in line. Meanwhile, one Omicron case was reported in each of Manipur, Ladakh, and Himachal Pradesh.
The weekly positivity rate is 3.47 percent, and the daily positivity rate is 6.43 percent. So far, a total of 68.53 billion tests have been performed. The current recovery rate is 97.81 percent. Active cases make up less than 1% of total cases, according to the Union Ministry of Family and Welfare, which currently stands at 0.81 percent.
In India, over 1 crore teenagers have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
More than a million (1,24,02,515) COVID- Since the inoculation drive for children aged 15 to 18 began on January 3, 19 vaccine doses have been administered, according to the Union health ministry. According to the official report, the total number of doses administered in the country has risen to over 148.58 crore (1,48,58,19,491).
Until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, more than 82 lakh (82,26,211) vaccine doses had been administered. According to the ministry, this includes 37,44,635 doses given to beneficiaries aged 15 to 18. With the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the daily vaccination tally is expected to rise. Mansukh Mandaviya, the Union Health Minister, praised the enthusiasm among adolescents for vaccination and congratulated them on their achievement in a tweet.
Before the elections, the Secretary of Health will brief ECI officials.
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan is scheduled to meet with officials from the Election Commission of India (ECI) ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections to brief them on the COVID-19 situation in the country. The meeting took place against the backdrop of upcoming Assembly elections in five states over the next few months. On Thursday, NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul, as well as other officials, will attend the briefing.