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Covid-19 Omicron Live Update: At 194,720, India records 15.8% rise in fresh Corona infections; 442 deaths; Omicron tally surges to 4,868; Nitin Gadkari tests Covid positive

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Covid-19 Omicron Live Update: At 194,720, India records 15.8% rise in fresh Corona infections; 442 deaths; Omicron tally surges to 4,868; Nitin Gadkari tests Covid positive

India has reported 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours, bringing its total number of Covid-19 cases to 3,60,70,510, including 4,868 cases of the Omicron variant, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday. Data updated at 8am showed the number of active Covid-19 cases surging to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while Covid-19 deaths climbed to 4,84,655 with 442 new deaths. Of a total of 4,868 Omicron variant cases to date, 1,805 have recovered or migrated. Maharashtra reported the highest number of cases with 1,281, followed by Rajasthan with 645, Delhi with 546, Karnataka with 479 and Kerala with 350.

The number of active cases in the country is approaching the 1 million mark as the Covid surge caused by the contagious Omicron variant continues in India. Federal Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday held a meeting with leaders of the Indian Medical Association and senior doctors across the country on COVID-19 management amid a surge in new coronavirus infections. “Discussed the current COVID-19 situation with 120 expert doctors from across the country through VC. Listened to their advice and gave relevant directions. I am sure we will all work together,” he said in a tweet in Hindi. Work hard to fight the coronavirus. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also likely to meet tomorrow (Thursday) with state chief ministers on the Covid-19 situation in the country.

Complete News Source : Financial Express

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