India recorded 1,68,063 new Covid cases today, 6.4 per cent lower than yesterday, which included 4,461 cases of Omicron variant. The country also reported 277 deaths in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus.
The daily positivity rate came down to 10.64 per cent today from 13.29 per cent yesterday. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 8.85 per cent. On Monday, the country had recorded 1.79 lakh Covid cases.
The number of active cases at present stands at 8,21,446, which is 2.29 per cent of the total cases. The overall Covid case tally has increased to 3,58,75,790 while the death count rose to 4,84,213 in India.
At least 69,959 recoveries in the last 24 hours took the total number of recoveries to 3,45,70,131. The recovery rate in India is currently at 96.36 per cent.
India has administered 152.89 crore vaccine doses till now. The country began administering a “precautionary” dose against the infection from Monday. More than 9 lakh healthcare and frontline workers and 60-plus citizens with comorbidities received their third Covid jab on the first day, the Health Ministry said.