India reports 3,47,254 new coronavirus infections, active cases in country highest in 235 days

India has added 3,47,254 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,85,66,027. The total number of Omicron variant COVID-19 cases has increased to 9,692 cases, according to data from the Union Health Ministry, which was updated on Friday.

The number of active cases has increased to 20,18,825, the highest number in 235 days, while the death toll has risen to 4,88,396 with 703 new fatalities, according to the latest data, which was updated at 8 a.m.

According to the Ministry of Health, there has been a 4.36 percent increase in Omicron cases since Thursday.

According to the Ministry of Health, active cases account for 5.23 percent of all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has dropped to 93.50 percent.

In the span of 24 hours, an increase of 94,774 cases has been recorded in the caseload of the COVID-19 active system.

Following the release of the data by the Ministry of Health, the daily positivity rate was 17.94 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 16.56 percent.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease has increased to 3,60,58,806, and the case fatality rate has been recorded at 1.27 per cent, according to the latest figures.

Approximately 160.43 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in the country as part of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive to date.

India’s COVID-19 tally had reached 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16, according to the latest available figures.

It passed the 60 lakh mark on September 28, then the 70 lakh mark on October 11, then the 80 lakh mark on October 29, then the 90 lakh mark on November 20, and finally the one-crore mark on December 19.

On May 4, India passed the sombre two-million-person mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-million-person mark.

Among the 703 new fatalities are 341 from Kerala and 43 from Delhi, according to the latest figures.

A total of 4,88,3961 deaths have been reported in the country so far, with 1,41,971 deaths reported in Maharashtra, 51,501 deaths reported in Kerala, 38,515 deaths reported in Karnataka, 37,112 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu, 25,503 deaths reported in Delhi, 23,000 deaths reported in Uttar Pradesh, and 20,230 deaths reported in West Bengal.

According to the ministry, comorbidities were the cause of more than 70% of the deaths in the country.

In a statement on its website, the ministry stated that “our figures are currently being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” and that the distribution of figures by state was “subject to further verification and reconciliation.”

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