Covid-19: India logs 18,930 new cases in 24 hours

By Shgun S -- July 07, 2022 11:58 am -- Updated:July 07, 2022 11:58 am

New Delhi, July 7: India witnessed a slight uptick in the daily Covid cases as it logged 18,930 fresh infections in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday.

India recorded 16,159 new Covid-19 cases on Wednesday. With the newly added cases, the active caseload of the country stands at 1,19,457.

The daily case positivity rate has increased from Wednesday's 3.56 percent to 4.32 per cent today, while the weekly positivity rate stands at 3.86 per cent.

As many as 14,650 Covid patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries from the infection since the beginning of the pandemic to 4,29,21,977. The recovery rate is 98.52 percent.

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As many as 35 patients succumbed to the virus during this period, taking the death toll in the country to 5,25,305.

Out of the 86.53 crore Covid tests done in the country so far, 4,38,005 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

Under the nationwide vaccination drive, 11,44,489 Covid vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours. A total of 1,98,33,18,772 vaccine shots have been given so far.

India logs 16,159 fresh Covid-19 cases; recovery rate 98.53%

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation has detected a new omicron sub-variant in India.

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A new sub-variant BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been detected in several countries including India, informed WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

The WHO Director-General said that the world body was following the development. "On Covid-19, globally reported cases have increased nearly 30 percent over the past two weeks. Four out of six of the WHO sub-regions saw cases increase in the last week," Ghebreyesus in a press briefing on Wednesday.

India logs 16,159 fresh Covid-19 cases; recovery rate 98.53%

During Wednesday's briefing, WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan stated that a sub-variant known as the BA.2.75 had emerged. "First reported from India and then from about 10 other countries," she added.

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