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Coronavirus update: India reports 6,987 new Covid-19 cases; Omicron tally at 422

By Rajan Nath -- December 26, 2021 11:41 am -- Updated:December 26, 2021 11:45 am

Coronavirus India update: India reported 6,987 fresh Covid-19 cases and 162 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. The Omicron cases in India have increased to 442.

The country's active caseload currently stands at 76,766, the lowest since March 2020. According to the Ministry, 422 cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been reported in India so far. Out of this, Maharashtra topped the list with 108 confirmed cases followed by Delhi (79 cases) and Gujarat (43 cases).

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According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the active cases in the country account for less than 1 percent of total cases and are currently at 0.22 percent which is the lowest since March last year.

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With the recovery of 7,091 patients in the last 24 hours, the cumulative tally of recovered patients since the beginning of the pandemic has increased to 3,42,30,354. The current recovery rate at 98.40 percent which is the highest since March 2020.

With the addition of new fatalities, the death toll mounted to 4,79,682.

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With 9,45,455 COVID tests conducted in the last 24 hours, India has so far conducted over 67.19 crore (67,19,97,082) cumulative tests.

According to the Union Health Ministry, the weekly positivity rate is at 0.62 percent remains less than 1 percent for the last 42 days now. The daily positivity rate reported was 0.74 percent. The daily positivity rate has remained below 2 percent for the last 83 days.

With the administration of 32,90,766 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 141.37 crore.

-PTC News

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