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India’s daily count of fresh COVID-19 cases jumps to 1.8 lakh

India’s daily count of fresh COVID-19 cases jumps to 1.8 lakh.

India reported 1,79,723 new COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the highest since late May, as the daily positivity rate in the country rose to 13.29 per cent, according data compiled by the Health Ministry on Monday morning.

The country had reported 1,59,632 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday. The Omicron-driven Covid surge has resulted in many doctors and healthcare workers contracting the disease. At the same time, several states including Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Maharashtra and Bengal have imposed night and weekend curfew to contain the rapid spread infections.

A total of 4,033 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been confirmed so far. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of cases (1,216), followed by Rajasthan (529) and Delhi (513). About 1,552 patients infected with the new variant have recovered.

The Ministry further informed that the active caseload in the country currently stands at 7,23,619.

The weekly positivity rate currently is at 7.29 per cent, while the daily positivity rate stands at 13.29 per cent.

The country also reported 146 new deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll due to coronavirus since the pandemic began to 4,83,936.

India conducted 13,52,717 COVID-19 tests in the last 24 hours. The country has conducted 69,15,75,352 tests so far, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data.

With the administration of 29,60,975 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, 1,51,94,05,951 people have been vaccinated in the country so far.

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