India reports 1,94,720 fresh coronavirus cases

India reported 1,94,720 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 15.8 per cent higher than yesterday’s 1.68 lakh cases. The daily positivity rate – or number of people infected per 100 tests – is 11.5 per cent, this morning’s government data shows.

The country has so far reported 4,868 cases of Omicron infection, the highly transmissible coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa. Maharashtra has the most Omicron cases with 1,281, followed by Rajasthan with 645 cases.

Over 153 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India since the time inoculation started, making a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19.

At least 120 districts in 29 states and Union Territories have reported a weekly positivity rate of 10 per cent in the third wave of the pandemic.