India reports 2.38 lakh COVID cases in last 24 hours

A file photo of commuters walking in New Delhi amid COVID restrictions.

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 2.38 lakh COVID cases, 7 per cent lower than yesterday, as the positivity rate dropped from 19.65 per cent to 14.43 per cent, the Health Ministry of India said on Tuesday.

A total of 8,891 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron strain, which is learned to be driving the third wave of the pandemic across the world, have been confirmed so far, an increase of 8.31 per cent since yesterday.

The country’s active caseload currently stands at 17.36 lakh and the recovery rate is over 94 per cent, the Ministry said. The country saw 1.57 lakh recoveries over the past 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to over 3 crore.

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