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India reports 188 new cases in last 24 hours

Written by  Shefali Kohli -- January 05th 2023 12:42 PM
India reports 188 new cases in last 24 hours

India reports 188 new cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi, January 5: As per the Union Ministry of Health and Welfare, India saw slight increase in Covid-19 infections as India reports 188 new cases in last 24 hours.    

Meanwhile, the country also recorded 175 new cases on Wednesday. 


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As per the India’s active caseload stands at 2,554 with the active case rate at 0.01 per cent.

Meanwhile, the country's recovery rate also stood at 98.8 per cent as it saw 201 recoveries in the last 24 hours which took the total recoveries to 4,41,46,055.

The Health Ministry further said that the country's daily positivity rate and weekly positivity rate stands at 0.10 and 0.12 per cent, respectively.


 Notably, Covid tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, with which the number of Covid tests conducted in the country rose to 91.15 crores.

As there have been reports of a surge in Covid cases in some countries, the operational readiness of health facilities is being reviewed in all states and Union Territories in case of another wave.

Meanwhile, there has been recent increase in Covid cases globally. It has been believed that BF.7 variant has become an up stick in countries like China and the US.

Meanwhile, Omicron subvariants BA.5.2 and BF.7 are predominant that are accounting for 97.5 per cent of all local infections, the World Health Organisation (WHO) in an official statement.

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Now mandatory pre-departure RT-PCR testing has been introduced for passengers arriving in India on all international flights from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Japan. The test has to be conducted within 72 hours prior to undertaking the journey, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in a press release issued on January 2, 2023.

- ANI

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