India records 9,195 new cases of Covid-19, Omicron tally rises to 781text_fields
New Delhi: India reported 9,195 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday, according to the health ministry.
According to data shared by the Union health ministry, the national tally of Covid-19 infection has climbed to 34,808,886, of which the active caseload stands at 77,002.
Meanwhile, the Omicron cases have risen to 781 and at least 241 have recovered, the ministry has said.
Mumbai and Delhi yesterday registered a 70 per cent and 50 per cent jump in coronavirus cases over a 24-hour period. The financial capital reported 1,377 cases, the national capital 496. The cities recorded one death each.
The number of deaths from the Covid-19 infection climbed to 4,80,592 with 302 fresh fatalities in the 24 hours.
Meanwhile, states across the country continued to impose stricter covid regulations to prevent the spread of the Omicron variant. In Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal declared a "yellow alert" on Tuesday. Under the new restrictions, all educational institutions, cinema halls and gyms will remain closed, wedding and funeral gatherings will be capped at 20, and Metro trains, buses and restaurants will operate at 50 per cent seating capacity.
As many as 7,347 people recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 3,42,51,292.
The active cases account for less than 1 per cent (0.22) of the total cases in the country, which has been the lowest since March 2020.
The active caseload stands at 77,002. The weekly positivity rate of 0.68 per cent is less than 1 per cent for the last 45 days.
The recovery rate has soared to 98.40 per cent, the highest since March 2020, data by the health ministry showed.
While the daily positivity rate has remained less than 2 per cent (0.79) for the last 86 days, the weekly positivity rate was registered to be less than 1 per cent (0.68) for the last 45 days.
Under the ongoing Covid-19 nationwide vaccination drive, as many as 143.15 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far in the country.