COVID-19: India reports 7,189 new cases; Omicron tally rises to 415

New Delhi:

India reported 7,189 new cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, while the tally for new coronavirus variant Omicron has reached 415, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

The country’s active caseload stands at 77,032, presently the lowest in 579 days. “Active cases constitute 0.22 per cent of the country’s total positive cases, which is lowest since March 2020,” said the Health Ministry.

As many as 7,286 patients recovered from coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,42,23,263. With 387 COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative death toll due to the deadly virus has climbed to 4,79,520.

Meanwhile, a total of 415 Omicron cases have been reported in 17 States/Union Territories across India so far. Out of this, the number of persons recovered is 115.

Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 98.40 per cent, the highest since March 2020. As many as 11,12,195 COVID-19 tests have also been conducted across the country in the last 24 hours. “India has so far conducted over 67.10 crore (67,10,51,627) cumulative tests,” said the Health Ministry.


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