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India's Omicron tally spikes to 1,892, active cases at 1.71 lakh

India has recorded 1,892 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus across 23 states and Union Territories so far, out of which 766 have recovered or migrated.

Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 568 cases, followed by Delhi (382), Kerala (185), Rajasthan (174), Gujarat (152), and Tamil Nadu (121).

India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 3,49,60,261 with 37,379 new cases in a day, while the active cases increased to 1,71,830, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated at 8 am on Tuesday.

The death toll climbed to 4,82,017 with 124 more fatalities, the data showed.

“The active cases comprise 0.49 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.13 per cent,” the Health Ministry said.

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An increase of 26,248 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.24 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.05 per cent.

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,43,06,414, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.38 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 146.70 crore.

India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.

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The tally 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.

India crossed the grim milestone of 2 crore cases on May 4 and 3 crore cases on June 23.

(With inputs from agencies)

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