India reports 90,928 fresh coronavirus cases, 55 per cent higher than yesterday

India reported 90,928 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 55 per cent higher than yesterday’s 58,097 cases. The country has 2,630 cases of the Omicron variant – the most in Maharashtra with 797 cases, followed by Delhi with 465 cases.

The fast-spreading Omicron variant has spread to 26 states in India and now 2,630 people have been infected with the new COVID-19 strain. India on Wednesday reported its first Omicron death in Rajasthan.

The weekly positivity rate is 3.47 per cent; daily positivity rate is 6.43 per cent. Positivity rate is the percentage of all Covid tests that are actually positive. It will be high if the number of positive tests is high, or if the number of total tests is low.

The recovery rate is currently at 97.81 per cent. At least 19,206 people have recovered in the last 24 hours. The total number of people who have recovered is 3,43,41,009. Active cases account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.81 per cent. The active caseload stands at 2,85,401.

As many as 325 people have died of Covid during the period for which data for the latest Health Ministry figures was collected. This includes 258 deaths in Kerala in the last few months, added based on pending appeals after the last Supreme Court guidelines.