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Covid-19 India Update: Nation Reports 8,318 New Cases, 465 Related Deaths

Meanwhile, the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, first detected from South Africa this week, was on Friday designated as a “Variant of Concern” by the World Health Organisation, which named it “Omicron”.

(Source: ANI)

New Delhi: India saw a single-day rise of 8,318 new COVID-19 infections and 465 related deaths pushing India’s total tally of cases to 3,45,63,749. According to the Union Health Ministry of India, the active COVID-19 cases in India have declined to 1,07,019.

Active cases account for less than 1% of the total cases which is currently at 0.31. The daily positivity rate is at 0.86% and has been less than 2% for last 54 days.

Meanwhile, the new Covid-19 variant B.1.1.529, first detected from South Africa this week, was on Friday designated as a “Variant of Concern” by the World Health Organisation, which named it “Omicron”.

ALSO READ: WHO Designates New Covid Strain Omicron As ‘Variant Of Concern’

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