January 20, 2022

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India reports 1,59,632 Covid cases, 327 deaths in the last 24 hours

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India reports 1,59,632 Covid cases, 327 deaths in the last 24 hours
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India reports 1,59,632 Covid cases, 327 deaths in the last 24 hours
India reports 1,59,632 Covid cases, 327 deaths in the last 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday reported 1,59,632 new Covid-19 cases, up by 11% since yesterday, while the active cases rose to 5,90,611, according to the Union health ministry data.
There are 3,623 Omicron cases in India with 27 states reporting the new Covid-19 strain. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with 1,009 cases followed by Delhi, which has 513 infections.
The death toll climbed to 4,83,790 with 327 fresh fatalities according to the data updated at 9am.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 10.21 per cent and the weekly positivity rate stands at 6.77 per cent.
The active cases comprise 1.66 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate is at 96.98 per cent, the health ministry said.
Meanwhile, 40,863 patients have recovered in the last 24 hours and the cumulative tally of recovered patients (since the beginning of the pandemic) is now at 3,44,53,603.
India conducted 15,63,566 Covid-19 tests in the last 24 hours, and so far the country has conducted 69,00,34,525 tests as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) data.
India has administered a total of 151.58 crore vaccine doses so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive.

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