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India records 2.71 lakh cases in the past 24 hours

India records 2.71 lakh cases in the past 24 hours

India records 2.71 lakh cases in the past 24 hours

India registered 2,71,202 new Covid infections in a day–its highest daily count in eight months. The overall Covid caseload surged to 37,122,164 on Sunday, which includes 7,743 Omicron variant cases, according to the latest data by the Union Health Ministry on coronavirus. With 1,702 cases of new variant of coronavirus in the past day, India saw a rise of 28.17% in its Omicron tally.

The active cases now comprise 4.18 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.51 per cent. An increase of 1,32,557 cases has been recorded in the active Covid19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data updated this morning.

India’s Covid19 vaccination coverage has crossed 156 crore with more than 57 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.