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Omicron’s Indian tally climbs to 422;  Maharashtra Tops With 108 Cases

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Omicron’s Indian tally climbs to 422; Maharashtra Tops With 108 Cases

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Up to 422 cases of Omicron have been detected in 17 states and Union Territories in India so far and 130 of those people have recovered or migrated, according to data from the Union Ministry of Health Sunday updates. Maharashtra recorded the highest number of Omicron cases at 108, followed by Delhi at 79, Gujarat 43, Telangana 41, Kerala 38, Tamil Nadu 34 and Karnataka 31.

With 6,987 more people testing positive for COVID-19 in one day, the total number of cases in India has jumped to 3,47,867,802, according to data updated at 8 a.m. The death toll climbed to 4 79,682 with 162 new deaths, the data showed.

The daily increase in coronavirus infections has remained below 15,000 for the past 59 days now. The number of active COVID-19 cases fell to 76,766, representing 0.22% of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, the ministry said.

There was a decrease of 266 cases in the number of active cases within 24 hours. The national COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 98.40%, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.74 percent. It has remained below 2% for the past 83 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.62 percent. It has remained below 1% for the past 42 days, according to the Department of Health.

The number of people who have recovered from the viral illness rose to 3,42,30,354, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.38%. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far as part of the national COVID-19 vaccination campaign have exceeded 141.37 crore.

India’s COVID-19 count crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It topped 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and crossed the crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

Omicron’s Indian tally climbs to 422; Maharashtra Tops With 108 Cases

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