COVID-19: India reports 213 Omicron cases till now, Delhi tops list
December 22, 2021 05:28 PM NPT
NEW DELHI, Dec 22: India reported 6,317 fresh COVID-19 cases and 318 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday. The country's active caseload currently stands at 78,190, the lowest in 575 days.
213 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported in the country so far, according to the Ministry. Out of this, Delhi topped the list with 57 confirmed cases followed by Maharashtra (54 cases) and Telangana (24 cases).
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the active cases in the country account for less than 1 percent of total cases, currently at 0.22 percent which is the lowest since March last year. With 6,906 new recoveries reported across the country in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries mounted to 3,42,01,966. The current recovery rate at 98.40 percent which is the highest since March 2020.
With the addition of new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 4,78,325. The daily positivity rate (0.51 percent) is less than 2 percent for the last 79 days while the weekly positivity rate (0.58 percent) is less than 1 percent for the last 38 days. With the administration of 57,05,039 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 138.96 crores.