The number of active COVID-19 cases in India is 14,17,820, which is the highest recorded in around 223 days, the Union Health Ministry said.

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news COVID-19 Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 11:45
Written by  PTI

Recording 6,041 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the total tally COVID-19 infections in India has increased to 3,68,50,962. The country registered 2,68,833 new infections in a day, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Saturday, January 15. Further, with 402 more deaths, the fatality rate stands at 1.32%. The total number of people who have succumbed to COVID-19 in India so far is 4,85,752.

The data updated on Saturday morning showed that a total of 6,041 Omicron cases have been detected so far, which is an increase of 5.01% since Friday. Further, the daily positivity rate is 16.66%, and the weekly positivity rate is 12.84%, the Health Ministry data stated. Comprising 3.85% of total infections, the number of active cases in India is 14,17,820, which is the highest recorded in around 223 days.

Additionally, the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.83%, the Health Ministry said. The active caseload in the country has increased by 1,45,747, in a single day and the total number of people who have recuperated from the disease so far has increased to 3,49,47,390.

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The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India under the nationwide inoculation drive has exceeded 156.02 crore.

India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020; 30-lakh mark on August 23; 40-lakh on September 5 and 50-lakh on September 16. It went past 60-lakh on September 28, 70-lakh on October 11, crossed 80-lakh on October 29, 90-lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19, 2020. India crossed the two-crore mark on May 4, 2021 and three crore on June 23, 2021.

(With inputs from PTI)

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