COVID-19

India's Omicron tally climbs to 3,071; Maharashtra reports 876 cases

The country’s COVID-19 active caseload surged to 4,72,169, with the report of 1,41,986 new cases on Friday-Saturday.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 8 Jan 2022, 8:46 am

(Photo: IFP)

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India’s Omicron cases surged to 3071, while a cumulative 1,41,986 new COVID-19 cases are reported from across the country, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.

Omicron has spread to as many as 27 states and Union territories in India. Maharashtra today has 876 Omicron cases, highest among all states and UTs, followed by Delhi with 513 cases, Karanataka 333, Rajasthan 291 and Kerala 284 Omicron cases.

However, so far, 1,203 Omicron patients across the country have recovered. 

Meanwhile, the country’s COVID-19 active caseload surged to 4,72,169. The active cases stands at 1.34 per cent of the total confirmed cases, while the recovery rate stood at 97.30 per cent.

As many as 40,895 more recoveries were reported. The total recoveries reached 3,44,12,740 as of Saturday.

The daily positivity rate climbed to 9.28 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 5.66 per cent.

So far, a total of 68.84 crore tests for COVID-19 have been conducted and 150.06 crore vaccine doses have been administered under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated fellow citizens on crossing the 150 crore milestone of Covid vaccination drive. He also said that India is grateful to all those who have been working to make our vaccination drive a success.

In a series of tweets, the Prime Minister said;

"A remarkable day on the vaccination front! Congratulations to our fellow citizens on crossing the 150 crore milestone. Our vaccination drive has ensured that many lives are saved. At the same time, let us also keep following all COVID-19 related protocols.

India is grateful to all those who have been working to make our vaccination drive a success. We thank our doctors, scientists, innovators and the health care workers who are vaccinating the people. I urge all those eligible to get their shots. Together, let’s fight COVID-19."

IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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