New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 1,17,100 COVID cases, over 28 percent higher than the previous day’s infections, the Health Ministry of India said on Friday.
In order to deal with the surge, the government of India is speeding up vaccination drives across the country. Those in the age group 15-18 are now being inoculated.
The number of deaths climbed to 4,83,178 with 302 more fatalities, the data showed.
A total of 3,007 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected across 23 states and Union Territories so far, out of which 1,199 have recovered or migrated, according to the health ministry’s data updated on Wednesday.
Several states have announced restrictions like night curfew as COVID cases continue to rise.