New Delhi: West Bengal on Sunday reported 24287 new COVID-19 cases and 18 deaths. The positivity rate of COVID cases in the state stands at 33.89%. 8,213 recovered in the last 24 hours, state health and welfare department informed in its bulletin. The total active cases tally in the state has reached 78,111.
The state had reported 18,802 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, the state, Kolkata clocked a cumulative weekly positivity rate of over 55 percent ending Friday. As per the Union Health Ministry, till Saturday West Bengal had 51,384 active cases. West Bengal ranked second after Maharashtra, which had an active caseload of 1,45,198.
The number of COVID-19 cases in Kolkata has risen almost 37 times over two weeks, from 178 on December 23 to 6,569 on January 6. According to Union Health Ministry, the state has reported 27 cases of Omicron variant so far while India’s Omicron case tally has surpassed 3000-mark.
India reports 1,59,632 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours out of which 40,863 recovery cases have been noted so far. Death mark has moved up as compared to previous day, today’s death toll stands at 327, as informed by Union Health Ministry.
Country’s daily positivity rate is 10.21 per cent today noting an increase in the positivity rate from 9.28 per cent yesterday. Total active cases in India stands now at 5,90,611 out of which 3,44,53,603 recovery cases have been recorded so far. Total death mark of the country is grievously 4,83,790 now.
India logged 552 new cases of Omicron, taking the total tally of such infections to 3,623 across 27 states and UTs so far, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
Out of the total Omicron cases, 1,409 people have migrated or recovered.
Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,009 cases followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 441, Rajasthan 373, Kerala 333 and Gujarat 204.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also on Sunday chaired a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country amid surge in cases. The meeting came amid a frightening surge in daily new cases of the coronavirus. Nearly 1.6 lakh cases were reported in the last 24 hours earlier this morning – a massive spike from the 27,553 seven days ago.
(With ANI Inputs)