India reports 6,358 new Covid-19 cases, 293 deaths in 24 hours; Omicron tally 653 | India News – Times of India


NEW DELHI: India has reported 6,358 new Covid-19 cases and 293 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. India has reported 653 Omicron cases so far, the government also said.

The ministry bulletin updated on Tuesday morning also stated that 186 people have recovered from the new variant of Covid so far.

India’s active caseload currently stands at 75,456, with a dip of 385 such cases, the health ministry said. Active cases in India account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.22%, the lowest since March 2020.

Recovery rate in the country now standa at 98.40%, the highest since March 2020.
The government with 6,450 patients having recovered from Covid-19, in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has risen to 3,42,43,945.
The daily positivity rate, at 0.61%, has been less than 2% for the last 85 days. The weekly positivity rate in India, at 0.64%, has remained below 1% for the last 44 days, as per ministry data.

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A total of 67.41 crore tests for Covid detection have been conducted so far.
Also, as many as 142.47 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India so far under the nationwide vaccination drive, the bulletin added.





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