New Delhi: In the last 24 hours, India reported 3.33 lakh cases, which is marginally lower than yesterday, the Health Ministry of India said on Sunday. With a tally of 3.92 crore cases, India is the second worst-hit country after the US.
525 people have died of the virus during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry. Fourteen states have reported more than 10 deaths. 60 per cent of the patients who died during the current wave of COVID pandemic were either partially or fully unvaccinated.
Daily COVID infections in Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the pandemic, rose by 46,393 on Saturday, taking the state’s tally to 74.66 lakh. 416 Omicron infections and 48 pandemic-related deaths were also reported in the state, as per the health department.
Mumbai reported 3,568 new coronavirus cases on Saturday – a 28 per cent drop from a day before and 83 per cent over the all-time high two weeks ago. This was the fourth day in a row that daily COVID cases dropped in the country’s financial capital.
Delhi added 45 deaths in the last 24 hours- highest number of deaths in a single day after June 5 which saw 68 fatalities- due to COVID.
With 16 fresh coronavirus-linked deaths, the number of deaths rose to 23,038 in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, while 16,740 new cases took the infection tally to 19,33,165 on Saturday, according to an official statement. The state has extended the closure of schools in the state till January 30 in view of rising coronavirus cases in the state.