India reports 3.06 lakh new cases, positivity rate crosses 20%

Published on : 10:20 AM Jan 24, 2022

India reported a dip in daily Covid-19 cases logging 3,06,064 new COVID infections in the last 24 hours. The fresh tally is 27,469 cases lesser than what was reported on Sunday.

New Delhi: India reported a dip in daily Covid-19 cases logging 3,06,064 new COVID infections in the last 24 hours. The fresh tally is 27,469 cases lesser than what was reported on Sunday.

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The country also recorded 439 deaths due to Covid-19 during the period. The number of active cases has reached 22,49,335 while the daily positivity rate has jumped from 17.78 per cent to 20.75 per cent. The weekly positivity rate is presently at 17.03 per cent.

The government data shows that 439 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. The death toll is now at 4,89,848. The case fatality rate is 1.24 per cent. With 2,43,495 people recovering from the infection in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries mounted to 3,68,04,145. Advertisement

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As per government data, Karnataka has the highest number of active cases with 3,57,826 infections, followed by 2,97,115 active cases in Maharashtra and 2,65,349 in Kerala.

Meanwhile, in the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive, 162.26 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. With the administration of more than 27 lakh vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has reached 1,62,26,07,516 as per provisional reports till 7 am today, the ministry said.

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So far 81,80,165 precaution doses have been administered to eligible beneficiaries. Of these, 27,40,418 were given to healthcare workers, 26,87,668 to frontline workers and 27,52,079 to those above the age of 60 years with comorbidities. The administration of the precaution dose began on January 10.

In the vaccination drive for children aged between 15-18 years, 4,19,32,411 vaccine doses have been administered. Their vaccination drive commenced on January 3 this year. India's nationwide vaccination drive was started on January 16, 2021.

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