Highlights

  • India logs 2.38 lakh new Covid cases in 24 hours
  • Active cases stand at 17.36 lakh highest in 230 days
  • Omicron cases bear 9,000, 8.3% jump in 24 hours

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Covid in India: While there has been a decline of 20,000 in fresh daily Covid cases, the number of active cases recorded on Tuesday morning is the highest in 230 days 

India recorded 2.38 lakh new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, government data released on Tuesday morning showed.

While there has been a decline of 20,000 in fresh daily Covid cases, the number of active cases recorded on Tuesday morning is the highest in 230 days, the health ministry data showed. The active cases have increased to 17.36 lakh. An increase of 80,287 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The active cases comprise 4.62 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.09 per cent, the ministry said.

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The daily positivity rate was recorded at 14.43 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 14.92 per cent.

The number of Omicron variant infections is also nearing 9,000 in the country. There has been an 8.31 per cent increase in Omicron cases since Monday and the tally now stands at 8,891, the health ministry said.

Experts said it is not possible to undertake genome sequencing of each and every sample but stressed that the current wave is largely being driven by the Omicron variant.

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