India logs 3.06 lakh fresh cases

New Delhi: India in the past 24 hours recorded 3,06,064 lakh fresh cases of Covid-19, about 8 per cent lower than yesterday’s tally of 3.33 lakh cases, Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Besides, 439 fresh fatalities were also recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll in the country to 489848. Currently, the active cases stand at 22,49,335, which comprises 5.69 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate stood at 93.07 per cent.

Meanwhile, 2,43,495 recoveries were also reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of recoveries to 3,68,04,145. The daily positivity rate was 20.75 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 17.03 per cent as per the data shared by the Ministry.

Delhi has reported 9,197 new coronavirus cases and 35 virus-related deaths on Sunday while Mumbai recorded 2,550 new infections and 13 deaths. In comparison, Bengaluru posted a much higher daily figure of 26,299 cases.

On the vaccination front, the government has been continuously speeding up the vaccination drive across the country.

According to the Covid-19 bulletin, 71. 69 crore tests have been conducted so far, of which 14,74,753 were done in the past 24 hours. India has administered 162.26 doses of Covid-19 vaccine so far under the ongoing nationwide vaccination drive, according to the date shared by the ministry.

More than 162.73 crores vaccine doses were provided to States/UTs so far. Over 13.83 the crores balance and unutilized Covid vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, India’s apex body of genome sequencing labs has warned against laxity saying the threat perception from the ‘variant of concern’ remained unchanged. In its weekly analysis of the level of infection, the INSACOG (Indian Sars Cov 2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium) said Omicron was now in community transmission stage in the country and had become dominant in multiple metros, where new cases had been rising exponentially. (UNI)

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