India’s Covid count keeps rising

at 12:14 pm

New Delhi: A total of 2,68,833 fresh COVID cases were registered in India in the last 24 hours along with 402 deaths, the Union Health Ministry said today.

The number marks an increase of 4,631 single day Covid cases over the previous day.

The number of active case stood at 14,17,820 while the daily positivity rate was 16.66%.

The number of Omicron variant rose to 6,041.

With 402 fresh COVID fatalities in the last 24 hours, the total death toll due to the two-year-old pandemic has gone up to 4,85,752.

Yesterday morning, the government said 2,64,202 fresh Covid cases and 315 fatalities had been registered in a span of 24 hours.

The number of Omicron cases across the country reported yesterday was 5753.

On Thursday morning, the government said 2,47,417 fresh Covid cases and 380 fatalities were reported from the country in 24 hours.

Nearly 1,94,720 fresh cases and 442 deaths were reported on Wednesday.

A day prior to that, 1,68,063 fresh Covid cases and 277 deaths were reported across the country.

On Monday morning, the government said 1,79,723 new COVID cases and 146 deaths were registered across the country during the preceding 24 hours.

On Sunday, 1,59,632 fresh cases were reported in 24 hours, against 1,41,986 recorded during the preceding day