Coronavirus / India reports 7,495 new COVID-19 cases, 18.6% higher than yesterday

Zoom News : Dec 23, 2021, 11:00 AM
NEW DELHI: India has reported 7,495 new cases of Covid-19 and 434 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union health ministry bulletin on Thursday stated. India, as per the government, has reported 269 cases of Omicron variant so far.

Tamil Nadu, meanwhile, has reported 33 more cases of Omicron, health minister MA Subramanian said on Thursday. The state's tally has thus risen to 34.

The ministry also said 104 Omicron patients have so far recovered. At 65, Maharashtra has so far registered the most number of cases in India, followed by the national capital at 64, the Union ministry said.

India's Covid-19 case tally has risen to 3,47,65,976 and the death toll to 4,78,759, the government said.

India's active caseload currently stands at 78,291, with a rise of 101 such cases Active cases in the country account for less than 1% of the total Covid cases, currently at 0.23%, the lowest since March 2020.

Recovery rate in the country at present is 98.40%, the highest since March 2020, the health ministry said.

With 6,960 recoveries recorded in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has risen to 3,42,08,926.

The daily positivity rate, at 0.62%, has been less than 2% for last 80 days. The weekly positivity rate, at 0.59%, has remained below 1% for the last 39 days.

Meanwhile, a total of 66.86 crore tests for Covid detection have been conducted in India so far, the government said.

Also, 139.70 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under nationwide vaccination drive.