India COVID-19 Today: Latest & In-Depth Report On India's Coronavirus Spread

India COVID-19 Today:: A massive surge in positivity rate has been observed in India in the past couple of days. while daily caseload has declined, the positivity rate remains an issue. Read our latest & in-depth report on India's coronavirus spread.

By Harkirpal Singh, Updated : Jan 17, 2022 10:28 IST
India COVID-19 Today: Latest & In-Depth Report On India's Coronavirus Spread
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India's Covid curve improved slightly today, with 2.58 lakh cases reported, down about 5% from yesterday. According to the Health Ministry, 385 people have died as a result of Covid in the last 24 hours.

The total number of cases in the country now stands at 3.73 million. This includes 8,209 Omicron variant cases, which are now found in 29 states. The country's total number of cases now stands at 3.73 million. There are now 8,209 Omicron variant cases in 29 states, according to the study.

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Maharashtra, one of the worst-affected states by the Covid pandemic, saw 41,327 new coronavirus infections and 29 deaths, down from 1,135 the day before. The total number of cases is now 72,11,810, with 1,41,808 deaths. In the state, eight new Omicron cases have been reported, bringing the total number of such infections to 1,738. 

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According to health department data, Delhi had 18,286 COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths on Sunday, with the positivity rate dropping to 27.87 percent from 30.64 percent the day before. According to State Health Minister Satyendar Jain, the city performs three times the number of diagnostic tests recommended by the ICMR. 

Asymptomatic patients do not need to be tested, according to the Center's new guidelines. Contacts of COVID-19 patients with laboratory confirmation do not need to be tested unless they have comorbidities or are over the age of 60.

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