There are 2,630 cases of the Omicron variant in the country, with 797 cases in Maharashtra and 465 cases in Delhi.
New Delhi: India reported 90,928 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, up 55% from the 58,097 cases reported the day before. There are 2,630 cases of the Omicron variant in the country, with 797 cases in Maharashtra and 465 cases in Delhi.
Here are the top ten coronavirus updates in India:
In India, the fast-spreading Omicron variant has spread to 26 different states. The first reported victim of the new Covid strain is a 73-year-old man from Rajasthan. According to the government, the man was fully vaccinated and had no significant contact or travel history.
The weekly rate of positivity is 3.47 percent, and the daily rate is 6.43 percent. The percentage of all Covid tests that are actually positive is known as the positivity rate. If the number of positive tests is high or the total number of tests is low, it will be high.
The current recovery rate is 97.81 percent. In the last 24 hours, at least 19,206 people have recovered. There have been 3,43,41,009 people who have recovered. Active cases make up less than 1% of total cases, with 0.81 percent currently active. The total number of active cases is 2,85,401.
During the period for which data for the latest Health Ministry figures was collected, 325 people died of Covid. This includes 258 deaths in Kerala in recent months, which were added based on pending appeals following the Supreme Court’s recent guidelines.
As the number of Covid cases continues to rise, several states have enacted restrictions such as night curfews.
Maharashtra, which reported 26,538 new cases in a single day, was followed by West Bengal, which reported 14,022 infections in a single day.
In the last 24 hours, the number of new Covid cases in Delhi nearly doubled, rising from 5481 to 10,665 in the largest single-day increase since May 12. There were also eight deaths, the most since June 26.
Those between the ages of 15 and 18 are currently being immunised. In India, over 147 crore vaccine doses have been administered, marking an important step forward in the fight against COVID-19.
The ‘precautionary’ dose, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced last month in response to high demand for vaccine boosters in the wake of the Omicron threat, is currently only available for frontline and healthcare workers, as well as those over 60 with co-morbidities, and will begin on January 10. According to Dr VK Paul, the head of India’s Covid task force, there will be no mixing and matching of vaccines for those eligible for a ‘precautionary’ third dose.
The average daily rise of Covid this time is nearly 21% faster than during the second wave in March-April, according to data. According to a seven-day moving average, the number of cases has increased from 56 to 199. The rate is likely to rise further as a result of today’s data.