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India reports 2.68 lakh COVID cases in last 24 hours

Healthcare workers in hospital premises designated for COVID testing [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India added 2.68 lakh COVID cases, raising the tally to 3.67 crore, including 6,041 cases of Omicron, the Health Ministry of India said on Saturday.

The Indian COVID recovery rate has decreased to 94.83 per cent. An increase of 1,45,747 cases has been recorded in the active COVID caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.66 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 12.84 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the countrywide vaccination drive has exceeded 156.02 crore, the Ministry said. As many as 402 people have died of COVID during the past 24-hour period, it said.

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