Covid-19 cases in India: 2.68 Lakh new Covid cases in India, positivity up from 14.7% to 16.66%

Covid cases in India: 6,041 cases of Omicron variant have been reported in 28 states so far.

New Delhi:
India added 2.68 lakh new Covid cases today, taking the total to 3.67 crores, including 6,041 Omicron cases. Active cases now represent 3.85% of total infections.

Here are the top 10 updates on this big story:

  1. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has fallen to 94.83%. An increase of 1,45,747 cases has been recorded in the number of active COVID-19 cases within 24 hours, according to data from the Ministry of Health updated this morning.

  2. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.66% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 12.84%. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the national immunization campaign exceeded 156.02 crores, the ministry said.

  3. As many as 402 people have died from Covid in the past 24 hours, according to the Department of Health.

  4. Maharashtra, one of the states worst hit by the Covid pandemic, reported 43,211 new cases of COVID-19 and 19 virus-related deaths on Friday. The state’s tally of COVID-19 positive patients stands at 71,24,278. There are 2,65,387 active cases in the state.

  5. The positivity rate in Delhi jumped to 30.64% on Friday as the nation’s capital reported 24,383 new Covid cases. More than 75% of people who died from Covid in the current surge in Delhi were unvaccinated, Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Friday.

  6. In neighboring Uttar Pradesh – where assembly elections will be held next month – police filed a complaint against 2,500 unidentified people for breaching Covid standards after a massive crowd gathered outside the party office Samajwadi for the function of rallying two rebel ministers and several deputies. The active case tally in the state stands at 84,440.

  7. In the south, new COVID-19 cases continued to rise in Tamil Nadu on Friday as it recorded 23,459 cases, bringing the caseload to 28.91,959 while the death toll rose to 36 956 with 26 more deaths, the health ministry said. Kerala recorded 16,338 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s caseload to 53,33,828.

  8. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on people to follow all COVID-19 protocols, wear masks and get vaccinated if eligible. Hailing an initiative by elite athletes taking people step by step through ‘Surya Namaskar’ for fitness and positivity, Prime Minister Modi said the ongoing global pandemic has reaffirmed the importance of staying healthy. form and strengthen immunity.

  9. Polish scientists have discovered a gene they say more than doubles the risk of becoming seriously ill or even dying from Covid-19. The Ministry of Health in Warsaw expects the finding to help identify those most at risk from the disease, which has already killed more than 100,000 people in Poland alone. It also plans to include genetic testing when it screens patients for possible Covid-19 infections from the end of June.

  10. Covid cases have been on the rise since late last year due to the fast-spreading variant of Omicron, first identified in Botswana and South Africa. The total number of Covid-19 cases registered worldwide since the start of the pandemic has exceeded 300 million, according to an AFP count based on official figures.

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