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In 24 hours, India 2,68,833 new Covid cases which crossed 6000 mark in Omicron tally

With COVID-19 cases on the rise and a concerning spread of the Omicron variant, India reported 2,68,833 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday.

With COVID-19 cases on the rise and a concerning spread of the Omicron variant, India reported 2,68,833 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Saturday. It has already reported 402 deaths, up from 4,631 infections on Friday, bringing the total death toll to 4,85,752. Aside from that, India has added 1,45,747 new active cases, bringing the total number of active cases to 14,17,820. In India, the number of Omicron cases has risen to 6,041 with 288 new infections.

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A total of 1,22,684 patients have recovered, bringing the total number of patients who have recovered to 3,49,47,390 across the country, with a recovery rate of 94.83 percent.

Notably, with the rising number of COVID cases in India, followed by Omicron infections, five states have contributed the most cases: Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. Maharashtra leads the way with 43,211 COVID cases reported in the last 24 hours, followed by Karnataka (28,723), Delhi (24,383), Tamil Nadu (23,459), and West Bengal (22,645).

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Maharashtra alone is responsible for 16.07 percent of new cases, accounting for 52.97 percent of new cases in these five states.

India’s vaccination coverage has surpassed 156 million people.

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During India’s nationwide vaccination drive, the total vaccination coverage has surpassed 156.02 crores (1,56,02,51,117), with over 58 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours. In addition, over 38 lakh precautionary doses were given out in the last 24 hours.

Notably, teenagers aged 15 to 18 have begun receiving their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, with a total of 3,25,28,416 doses administered to the age group so far.

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