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.

Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the COVID pandemic, reported 43,211 new COVID cases and 19 deaths linked to the virus on Friday. The state tally of COVID positive patients stands at 71,24,278. There are 2,65,387 active cases in the state.

The positivity rate in Delhi jumped to 30.64% on Friday as it reported 24,383 COVID cases. More than 75 % of those who died due to COVID in the current wave in Delhi were unvaccinated, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday.


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