India logs 16,167 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours

By Shgun S -- August 08, 2022 10:14 am -- Updated:August 08, 2022 10:14 am

New Delhi, August 8: Witnessing fluctuations in daily Covid-19 cases, India logged 16,167 new coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours.

The country reported a daily positivity rate of 6.14 percent, informed the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. Meanwhile, with the newly reported case, the active caseload of the country rose to 1,35,510.

According to the data updated by the health ministry on Monday, around 15,549 people recovered from the Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours. With this, India's cumulative recoveries reached 4,34,99,659, while the recovery rate was recorded at 98.5 percent.

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The weekly Covid positivity rate has been recorded at 4.64 percent.

Furthermore, India has so far conducted 87.81 crore tests. A total of 34,75,330 doses have been administered in the last 24 hours under the vaccination drive conducted by the Government of India.

So far, over 206.56 crore vaccine jabs have been inoculated to the eligible beneficiaries in the country.

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Meanwhile, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) earlier said that currently Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant Covid-19 variants that are circulating in India.

"Presently, only Omicron and its sub-lineages are the predominant circulating variants in India," sources said on Saturday. "The Covid-19 cases are rising, but hospitalization and deaths are still less," they added.

"We review the data every week, but there is no need to panic at all because hospitalization hasn't increased and no new variant has been found so far," sources further said.


For the unversed, INSACOG is jointly initiated by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Department of Biotechnology (DBT) with the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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