9% Rise In Covid Cases To 3.47 Lakh, Positivity Up From 16.41% To 17.94%

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Active cases now make up 5.23 percent of total infections.

New Delhi:
India today added about 3.50 lakh new covid cases, a nine per cent jump from yesterday’s 3.17 lakh cases, the highest in eight months.

Here are the top 10 coronavirus updates in India:

  1. Active cases now account for 5.23 percent of total infections, with the national COVID-19 recovery rate down to 93.50 percent. Daily positivity rates ranged from 16.41% to 17.94% and weekly positivity rates were recorded at 16.56%.

  2. The total number of highly contagious Omicron variants today reached 9,692, with 29 states reporting new strain cases.

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  3. The increasing dose of COVID-19 vaccine administered in the country has exceeded 160 crores. Ninety-four percent of India’s adults have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, while 72 percent have been fully vaccinated, according to the government.

  4. According to the Ministry of Health, 703 people have died in Kovid in the last 24 hours. More than 10 deaths were reported in 13 states.

  5. Maharashtra, one of the states most affected by the Kovid epidemic, recorded 46,197 new coronavirus cases, including 125 omikron infections and 37 related deaths. The daily number was more than 2,500 a day ago when there were 43,697 cases in the state.

  6. Neighboring Gujarat recorded 24,485 new cases, the highest one-day spike so far, pushing the number to over 1 million, while 13 patients died due to the infection, the state health department said.

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  7. Delhi on Thursday reported 43 Kovid deaths, the highest number of deaths due to viral infections since June 10 last year when 44 people died. The national capital registered 12,306 new covid cases, down 10.72 percent from yesterday’s number (13,785). The total number of covid cases in the city is 17,60,272.

  8. In the south, Kerala has registered a maximum one-day spike since the outbreak in 2020. The 46,387 new coronavirus cases have brought the total caseload to 54,87,898 in the state.

  9. Fresh COVID-19 cases in Assam have dropped by almost five per cent as compared to the previous day as 7,929 more tested positive for the infection. The number of corona cases has been steadily rising for the past three days.

  10. The coronavirus has killed at least 5,480,481 people since the outbreak began in China in December 2019, the news agency AFP reported.

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