Coronavirus / India reports 6,987 new COVID-19 cases, 162 deaths in last 24 hours

Zoom News : Dec 26, 2021, 11:18 AM
NEW DELHI: India reported 6,987 new Covid-19 cases and 162 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. With the new daily infections, India's total caseload has increased to 3,47,86,802, according to the data updated at 8am.

According to Union health ministry data updated on Sunday, India's Omicron tally currently stands at 422. Cases of the new variant have been detected across 17 states and Union territories in the country so far.

Meanwhile, the daily rise in coronavirus infections has remained below 15,000 for the last 59 days now.

India's active caseload is presently at 76,766. Active cases constitute 0.22 per cent of the country's total positive cases, which is the lowest since March 2020.

The Covid-19 death toll has climbed to 4,79,682 with 162 new fatalities in the last 24 hours.

The number of people who have recuperated from the viral disease surged to 3,42,30,354, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.38 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide Covid-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 141.37 crore.