Covid cases risen to 247,417, Active caseload has surpassed one million

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India Cases from Covid-19: According to the Union health ministry, 5488 cases of the Omicron variety have been registered in the country thus far.

India recorded 247,417 new Covid-19 instances, bringing the total number of cases to 36,317,927, according to data from the Union health ministry, which was updated at 8 a.m. on Thursday. This latest single-day increase is 27% more than the previous day’s total of 194,720 persons who tested positive.

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Maharashtra (46,723), Delhi (27,561), West Bengal (22,155), and Karnataka (21,390) were among the top contributors. The number of active patients also surpassed one million for the second time, climbing by a staggering 162,212 instances to 1,117,531, according to the bulletin. On the other side, 84,825 more persons were released after recuperating from the viral disease, bringing the total number of people who recovered to 34,715,361. Meanwhile, daily mortality decreased, with 380 more individuals succumbing to the virus, bringing the total to 485,035.

Recoveries, current cases, and deaths account for 96%, 2.65%, and 1.34 percent of the total caseload, respectively. The number of patients infected with the Omicron version of the coronavirus increased to 5488 after 620 additional people were found to have it. Maharashtra accounted for 86 of them (including 53 in Pune alone), while Kerala had a 76-fold increase in Omicron cases in a single day. On the vaccination front, the country received an additional 7,632,024 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Since the statewide vaccination push began on January 16, last year, more than 1.54 billion (154 crores) doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been delivered.

Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) European Regional Director, stated on Tuesday that nearly 7 million new cases of covid-19 have been reported in the region’s 53 countries in the first week of 2022. Kluge said the numbers had more than doubled in just two weeks.

By TIS Staffer
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