New Covid cases cross 1 lakh mark, Omicron count at 3000

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The recovery of 30,836 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,43,71,845. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.57 per cent…reports Asian Lite News

India registered a single-day rise of 1,17,100 new Covid cases, a significant rise from the previous day’s 90,928 cases, in a span of 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of health and family welfare on Friday.

A total of 302 deaths was reported in the same time taking the toll to 4,83,178.

The active caseload has jumped to 3,71,363, which constitutes 1.05 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has reached 3,007 across the nation. However, out of total Omicron positive, 1,199 have been discharged from hospitals. So far 27 states have reported the Omicron infections, said the Union health ministry on Friday.

The recovery of 30,836 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,43,71,845. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.57 per cent.

Also in the same period, a total of 15,13,377 tests were conducted across the country. India has so far conducted over 68.68 crore cumulative tests.



Meanwhile, the weekly positivity rate has climbed to 4.54 per cent amid the sudden spike in cases. The daily positivity rate stands at 7.74 per cent.

With the administration of over 94 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid inoculation coverage has reached 149.66 crore as of Friday morning.

More than 18.14 crore balance and unutilised Covid vaccine doses are still available with the states and union territories to be administered, according to the health ministry as of Friday morning.

2 Omicron deaths

Odisha on Thursday reported its first and the country’s second Omicron-related death.

The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday had confirmed the first death due to the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 in Rajasthan.

The first Omicron death in Odisha was confirmed by CDMO, Balangir, Dr Snehalata Sahu. The deceased, a 50 year old woman, was suffering from a brain stroke. She was admitted to Burla Medical College where she tested COVID positive. She died on December 27, 2021.

Her sample was sent for genome sequencing. The report of the test, which came after her death, was Omicron positive.

Dr Sahu further informed that after the detection of Omicron death, the district administration and the health department rushed to her native village Agalpur for contact tracing. Further testing of the contacts is underway. (IANS/ANI)

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