India reports 1,41,986 new Covid cases in 24 hours, active cases cross 4L

New-Delhi: India registered a rise of 1,41,986 fresh COVID cases for the second day, from the previous day’s 1,17,100 cases in a span of 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday.

A total of 285 deaths was reported in the same time taking the toll to 4,83,463.

The active caseload has jumped to 4,72,169 which constitutes 1.05 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has reached 3,071 across the nation. However, out of total Omicron positive, 1,203 have been discharged from hospitals. So far 27 states have reported the Omicron infections, said the Union health ministry on Saturday.

The recovery of 40,895 patients in the last 24 hours has increased the cumulative tally to 3,44,12,740. Consequently, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.57 per cent.

Yesterday, India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID-19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 150-crore mark.

According to health ministry officials, over 91 per cent of the adult population has received at least one dose while over 66 per cent have been fully vaccinated.

Also Read: India’s Omicron tally crosses 3,000, Maharashtra nearing 1,000 mark

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