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More than 20,000 daily COVID-19 cases recorded in India after 84 days

By Priyanka Verma 
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More than 20,000 daily COVID-19 cases recorded in India after 84 days

New Delhi: India recorded 22,775 new COVID-19 cases, 406 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total death toll to 4,81,486, as per data released by the Ministry of Health on Saturday. The active cases stand at 1,04,781.

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An increase of 13,420 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The country also recorded 8,949 recoveries today, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,42,75,312.

India logged 161 fresh Omicron infections, taking the total tally of such cases in the country to 1,431, according to the Union Health Ministry data. At least 488 have recovered, the Health Ministry said.

Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of Omicron cases at 454, followed by Delhi at 351, Tamil Nadu at 118, Gujarat at 115, Kerala at 109. A total of 23 states and Union territories have reported cases of the new variant, namely Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Jammu and Kashmir, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Manipur and Punjab.

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The active cases comprised 0.30 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.32 percent, the health ministry said. India`s recovery rate is currently at 98.32 percent.

Meanwhile, with the administration of 58,11,487 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India`s COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeded 145.16 Crore (1,45,16,24,150) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 1,55,02,407 sessions.

The last 24 hours saw a total of 11,10,855 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 67.89 Crore (67,89,89,110) cumulative tests.

Additionally, CoWIN registrations for the COVID-19 vaccination beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group will begin on the occasion of New Year on Saturday (January 1, 2021). In this vaccination drive, both walk-in and online registration (through CoWIN) facilities are available for 15-18-year-olds.

Meanwhile more than 151.70 crore(1,51,70,64,205) vaccine doses have been provided to States/UTs so far through Govt. of India (free of cost channel) and through direct state procurement category; and more than19.52 crore (19,52,96,356)balance and unutilized Covid Vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.

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Moreover with the administration of 58,11,487vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded145.16 crore (1,45,16,24,150) as per provisional reports till 7 am today. This has been achieved through 1,55,02,407sessions.

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