Coronavirus Omicron India Update Today: Omicron Cases, Positivity Rate Soars

Coronavirus Omicron India update today: India continues to register 2.5 lakh plus cases & the positivity rate keeps on climbing despite stringent curbs in many regions of the country.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 15, 2022 11:20 IST
Coronavirus Omicron India Update Today: Omicron Cases, Positivity Rate Soars
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Coronavirus Omicron India Update Today: In the 24 hours leading up to 8 a.m. on Saturday, India reported 2,68,833 lakh new Covid-19 cases. According to the Union Health Ministry, 402 people died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total death toll to 4,85,752. The percentage of people who are optimistic has risen from 14.7 percent to 16.66 percent. In the last 24 hours, 1,22,684 patients have recovered from the disease, bringing the total number of active cases to 14,17,820. Omicron has now been confirmed in 6,041 people.

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On Friday, Mumbai recorded 11,317 Covid-19 cases, with the positivity rate dropping to 20% from 21.73 percent the day before. On Friday, the city administered 54,924 coronavirus tests. Meanwhile, 43,211 cases and 19 deaths were reported in Maharashtra. On the other hand, Delhi reported 24,383 new Covid-19 infections on Friday, a decrease of over 4,000 cases from the previous day's total of over 28,800 cases.

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Meanwhile, as India battles the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the government is preparing to hold the Budget Session of Parliament this month-end, putting in place strict social distancing and other protocols. Meanwhile, military sources claim that nearly 24,000 people will attend the Republic Day parade, which will be held in accordance with Covid-19 protocols. 

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