India logs 2,47,417 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day spike since May

The country's active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 11,17,531, comprising 3.08 per cent of the total cases.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 13 Jan 2022, 6:28 pm



India on Thursday recorded 2,47,417 new COVID-19, highest  single-day spike since May, 2021. With these new cases, the country's COVID-19 caseload reached 3,63,17,927, according to the latest data of the Union Health Ministry.

India's  active COVID-19 caseload currently stands at 11,17,531, comprising 3.08 per cent of the total cases, while the recovery rate is 95.59 per cent with 84,825 recoveries in a span of 24 hours. The country's cumulative number of recovered cases increased to 3,47,15,361, as per the Ministry data updated at 9.22 am on Thursday.

The death toll also mounted to 4,85,035 with 380 more fatalities. As many as 69.73 crore COVID-19 tests have so far been conducted in the country, it stated.

Maharashtra, the worst COVID-19 hit state, reported 46,723 new COVID-19 cases while Delhi reported 27,561 new cases.

Meanwhile, India also added a total of 620 new Omicron cases, taking the country's tally to 5,488, including 263 active cases and 357 recovered cases.

Maharashtra with 1,367 cases has reported the highest number of Omicron cases, followed by Rajasthan with 792 cases. The other Omicron cases in the country include 549 in Delhi, 486 in Kerala, 479 in Karnataka, 294 in West Bengal, 275 in Uttar Pradesh, 260 in Telangana, 236 in Gujarat, 185 in Tamil Nadu, 169 in Odisha, 162 in  Haryana, 61 in Andhra Pradesh, 31 in Meghalaya, 27 in Bihar, 27 in Punjab, 23 in Jammu and Kashmir, 21 in Goa, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, nine in Assam, eight in Uttrakhand, five in Chhattisgarh, three in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, three in Chandigarh, two in Ladakh, two in Puducherry and one each in Himachal Pradesh and Manipur, as per the Ministry's data.


IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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