There were 1,59,632 new coronavirus cases recorded in India in a single day, bringing the total to 3,55,28,004 crore, with 3,623 cases of the Omicron variety reported across 27 states and union territories.
The active cases account for 1.66 percent of all infections, while the COVID-19 recovery rate in the United States has dropped to 96.98 percent. According to data released this morning by the Health Ministry, the active COVID-19 caseload has increased by 1,18,442 cases in just 24 hours.
Increase in daily positivity rate in India
The daily positivity rate was 10.21%, while the weekly positivity rate was 6.77%, according to the data. According to the ministry, the total number of doses provided in the country as part of the nationwide vaccination push has surpassed 151.58 crore.
India now has 3,623 instances of the novel coronavirus strain Omicron, up from 616 cases in a single day. Omicron has been reported in 27 states, with Maharashtra having the most cases (1,009) and Delhi having the most illnesses (513). So far, 1,409 persons have recovered or relocated from the Omicron instances that have been documented.
Alarming rate of infection spread
Due to the fast-spreading Omicron form, which was originally found in Botswana and South Africa, Covid cases have been on the rise since late last year. According to an AFP assessment based on official numbers, the total number of Covid-19 cases documented worldwide since the outbreak began surpassed 300 million on Friday.
Despite the rising number of cases and the novel Omicron type in the state, Health Minister Veena George has ruled out a complete lockdown.
“Our state’s and people’s economic activity cannot be impeded at this time. To avoid a state-wide shutdown, we need to work together. We have no plans to implement a lockdown at this time “She informed the press.