At 2.64 lakh, daily increase in Covid cases highest in 8 months


New Delhi, 14 January

According to data from the Union Health Ministry, India witnessed a single-day jump of 2,64,202 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 239 days, taking the total number of Covid cases to 3,65,82,129, including 5,753 cases in the Omicron version. Are included. Updated on Friday.

There has been a 4.83 percent increase in Omron’s cases since Thursday.

Active cases have risen to 12,72,073, the highest in 220 days, while the death toll has risen to 4,85,350 with 315 fresh deaths, data updated at 8 am.

The ministry said active cases accounted for 3.48 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate has come down to 95.2 per cent.

A total of 2,76,110 coronavirus infections were reported in a single day on May 19.

The active caseload has registered an increase of 1,54,542 cases in the 24-hour period.

According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 14.78 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 11.83 per cent.

The number of people recovering from the disease increased to 3,48,24,706, while the death rate was recorded at 1.33 percent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide immunization drive have exceeded 155.39 crores.