New Delhi: A total of 1,892 cases of omicron type coronavirus have been detected so far in 23 states and union territories, of which 766 have been cured or migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday.
Maharashtra has reported the highest number of 568 cases, followed by Delhi (382), Kerala (185), Rajasthan (174), Gujarat (152) and Tamil Nadu (121).
India’s Covid tally rose to 3,49,60,261 with 37,379 new cases, while active cases rose to 1,71,830, as per data updated at 8 am.
The death toll rose to 4,82,017 with 124 more deaths, the data showed.
The health ministry said active cases comprise 0.49 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.13 per cent.
The active COVID-19 caseload has registered an increase of 26,248 cases in a 24-hour period.
According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.24 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.05 per cent.
The number of people recovering from the disease increased to 3,43,06,414, while the death rate was recorded at 1.38 per cent.
The cumulative dose administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination campaign has exceeded 146.70 crore.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It crossed 60 lakhs on 28th September, 70 lakhs on 11th October, 80 lakhs on 29th October, 90 lakhs on 20th November and one crore on 19th December.
India crossed the grim milestone of 20 million on 4 May and 30 million on 23 June.
The 124 new people include 71 from Kerala and 13 from West Bengal.
A total of 4,82,017 deaths have been reported in the country so far, including 1,41,553 from Maharashtra, 48,184 from Kerala, 38,351 from Karnataka, 36,796 from Tamil Nadu, 25,110 from Delhi, 22,916 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,794 from West Bengal.
The health ministry insisted that over 70 per cent of the deaths were due to comorbidities.
“Our data is being collated with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website. The state wise distribution of data is subject to further verification and reconciliation.
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