Over 3 lakh new Covid-19 cases have been reported in India in the previous 24 hours. This is the country’s biggest single-day tally in the past eight months. According to figures issued early Thursday by the Union Health Ministry, the country recorded 3,17,532 new illnesses in a single day. In India, 491 additional people died as a result of Covid-19, bringing the total death toll to 4,87,693. With new cases and fatalities, the country’s active caseload grew by 93,051 to 19,24,051. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus infections caused by the Omicron variety has risen to 9,287.
According to Union Health Ministry statistics released on Thursday, India recorded 3,17,532 new coronavirus infections, the most in 249 days. It brings the total number of COVID-19 cases rise into 3,82,18,773, including 9,287 instances of the Omicron variety. The number of active cases increased to 19,24,051, the most in 234 days, while the death toll increased to 4,87,693 with 491 new fatalities.
India’s Omicron tally surges to 9,287, up 3.63% since yesterday
The Omicron version is behind the Covid-19 rush that is sweeping across India. On Wednesday, India recorded 2,82,970 new cases, an increase of 18.9% from the previous day. The central government has urged states and union territories to increase testing. Meanwhile, the UK relaxed Covid-19 limitations on Wednesday, citing the apex of the Omicron wave. Keep checking IndiaToday.in for LIVE updates on the Covid-19 scenario in India and across the world.
According to the government, there has been a 3.63 percent increase in Omicron cases since Wednesday. Experts say it is impossible to sequence the genomes of every sample, but they emphasise that the present wave is predominantly driven by Omicron. In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has increased by 93,051 cases. On May 15, last year, the nation reported 3,11,170 instances in a single day.
Delhi logs 13,785 fresh Covid cases, 35 deaths; positivity rate 23.86 pc:
On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It reached 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and one crore in December. According to statistics given by the municipal health department, Delhi recorded 13,785 new COVID-19 cases and 35 additional fatalities due to the viral illness on Wednesday, while the positive rate increased to 23.86%. On Tuesday, the national capital had recorded 11,684 Covid cases and 38 fatalities from the illness, with the positive rate falling to 22.47 percent. The city recorded 12,527 Covid cases and 24 fatalities, with a positive rate of 27.99%.
Delhi reported 18,286 Covid cases and 28 fatalities, with the positive rate dropping to 27.87% from 30.64%. The city has reported 20,718 Covid cases and 30 fatalities related to the virus as of Saturday. On Friday, there were 24,383 cases and 34 fatalities.
Last Thursday, the national capital recorded 28,867 Covid cases, the highest single-day increase since the pandemic’s beginning. The previous highest daily increase in coronavirus infections in Delhi was 28,395 on April 20 of last year. A total of 2,734 Covid patients have been admitted to hospitals, including 908 on oxygen assistance and 147 on ventilators. The number of cases in Delhi has risen to 17,47,966, while the death toll from the disease has risen to 25,460.