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India Reports 2,82,970 New Covid-19 Cases, Positivity Rate 15.13%

India's active cases tally reached to 18,31,000 now, while 94,372 more cases were added in last 24 hours of a day.

New Delhi: India on Wednesday reported 2,82,970 fresh Covid-19 cases, which is 44,889 more than 2,38,018 infections on Tuesday. The daily positivity rate also moved up to 15.13 per cent from 14.43 per cent, as informed by Union Health Ministry.

The last 24 hours saw 441 people succumbing to death but death rate stood the same as was recorded 1.29 per cent, on Tuesday.

Almost 1,88,157 new recoveries were counted but country’s recovery rate saw a tiny fall from 94.09 per cent on January 18 to 93.88 per cent as recorded in last 24 hours.

India’s active cases tally reached to 18,31,000 as in last 24 hours 94,372 more cases were discovered.

Omicron cases across India now have reached to a tally of 8,961 cases, nation reported an increase of 0.79 per cent, in a day’s time. Omicron in India is detected with lab tests of genome sequencing.

Vaccination drive in India have crossed administration of 158.8 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine. Nearly 76,35,229 more doses were administered in last 24 hours.

India has also successfully inoculated over 3.5 crore first doses of the Covaxin vaccine to children in the age group of 15-18 years, it is expected that the first phase of the vaccination drive for this age group will be completed by the end of this month.

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