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India records 2.58 Covid cases in a day; positivity rate up to 19.75%

India records 2.58 Covid cases in a day; positivity rate up to 19.75%

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Kiribati Kiribati

NEW DELHI: India reported 2.58 lakh cases, which is around 5 per cent lower than yesterday. As many as 385 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry.

India's caseload now stands at 3.73 crore. This includes 8,209 cases of the Omicron variant which is now present in 29 states.

Active cases now comprise 4.43 per cent of the total infections, while the national the COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.27 per cent.

The daily positivity rate is up from 16.28% to 19.65% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 14.41 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 157.20 crore, the ministry said.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday congratulated the country for crossing 157 crore COVID-19 vaccinations in just one year.