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COVID: India reports over 2.82 lakh cases, 441 deaths in last 24 hours

A healthcare worker on duty to take samples for COVID. [FPK File Photo]

New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported over 2.82 lakh COVID cases, a rise of 18 per cent from yesterday’s case count, the Health Ministry of India said on Wednesday.

The positivity rate, which is an indicator of the spread of the infection, has climbed marginally from 14.43 per cent to 15.13 per cent.

The country has so far reported 8,961 cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant, which is driving the third wave of the pandemic. The Omicron count rose by 0.79 per cent since yesterday.

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