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India records 2.68 Lakh Covid-19 cases, 402 deaths in one day;  Omicron’s tally stands at 6,041

India recorded 2,68,833 new cases of COVID-19 in one day, bringing the total to 3,68,50,962, including 6,041 cases of Omicron variants, according to Union Health Ministry data on Saturday. . With 402 additional deaths, the number of people who succumbed to the viral disease rose to 4,85,752. The case fatality rate was 1.32%.

A total of 6,041 cases of Omicron have been detected so far, an increase of 5.01% since Friday, according to data updated at 8 a.m. The daily positivity rate was 16.66% while the weekly positivity rate was 12.84%.
Active cases rose to 14 17,820, the highest in about 223 days, and represent 3.85% of the total number of infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has fallen to 94.83%, the health ministry said. Within a day, the number of active cases in the country increased by 1,45,747.

The total number of people who have recovered from the disease so far has risen to 3,49,47,390. The cumulative doses of Covid vaccine administered in the country so far under the nationwide inoculation campaign exceeded 156.02 crores.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It topped 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11. , crossed 80 lakh on Oct 29, 90 lakh on Nov 20 and broke above the crore mark on Dec 19. India broke the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 last year and three crore on June 23, 2021.


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