India reported 7,447 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, said a health ministry update on Friday morning. Besides, 391 related fatalities took the death count to 4,76,869 in the country. The active cases currently stand at 86,415, which account for 0.25% of the total cases.
With 7,886 recoveries recorded over the 24-hour period, the total recovery count has increased to 3,41,62,765. The recovery rate currently stands at 98.38%.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 135.99 crore.
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Sikkim’s COVID-19 caseload rose to 32,452 on Friday, with three new infections reported in the past 24 hours, a health department bulletin said. East Sikkim reported all the new cases.
The state’s coronavirus deaths stood at 406, with no fatalities reported in the past 24 hours.
Sikkim now has 177 active cases, while 31,528 people recovered from the disease. Altogether 341 patients have migrated to other states.
The Himalayan state has conducted 2,76,104 sample tests for COVID-19 so far.
Delhi recorded zero death due to COVID-19 and 69 fresh cases of the infection with a positivity rate of 0.12 per cent on Friday, according to data shared by the city health department.
On Thursday, the national capital logged 85 cases, its highest in over four months, with a positivity rate of 0.15 per cent. The number of cumulative cases of the disease now stands at 14,42,004. Over 14.16 lakh patients have recovered from the infection.
The deaths due to the coronavirus infection in Delhi stands at 25,100.
Meanwhile, the Centre on Friday said 101 positive cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected across 11 states and union territories so far, and advised people to keep new year celebrations at low intensity.
According to the government, 22 cases of the Omicron variant have been reported in the national capital till date.