India reported 7,081 fresh COVID-19 cases and 264 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. The country's active caseload currently stands at 83,913, lowest in 570 days.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), the active cases in the country account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.24 per cent which is the lowest since March last year.
Meanwhile, the Health Ministry issued a statement saying, "India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 137 crore landmark milestone (137,37,66,189) today. More than 69 lakh (69,21,097) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight."
Here are the LIVE Updates on Coronavirus cases in India:
With 15 fresh cases, the COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,93,489 on Sunday, while the recovery count increased to 7,82,779 after 14 patients were discharged from hospitals, a health official said.
The death count remained unchanged at 10,529 as no fatality was reported during the day.
Delhi today reported over a hundred cases of coronavirus in 24 hours - the highest daily spike in nearly six months. On June 25, the national capital had recorded 115 cases in a day.
Andhra Pradesh on Sunday logged 121 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the cumulative infections to 20,75,804, while the death count rose to 14,479 with one more fatality.
Active cases stood at 1,597, a health department bulletin said.
India's Omicron COVID count rose to 145 on Sunday after a 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy, who recently arrived in Gujarat from the United Kingdom, tested positive for the variant.
According to central and state officials, omicron cases have been detected in 11 states and union territories -- Maharashtra (48), Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17) and Karnataka (14), Telangana (20), Gujarat (9), Kerala (11), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1).
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Ladakh's tally of COVID-19 cases increased to 21,930 on Sunday with 27 fresh infections. While 15 new cases were detected in Leh, the rest 12 cases surfaced in Kargil district. The Covid-related death toll remained at 217 and of these, 159 deaths have been reported from Leh and 58 from Kargil. The number of active cases in the Union Territory has gone up to 181 -- 160 in Leh and 21 in Kargil -- from 173 the previous day.
Andaman and Nicobar Islands achieved 100 per cent double-dose COVID-19 vaccination coverage, becoming the first State/UT to achieve the milestone using only Covisheild, informed the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Administration on Sunday. The UT administration stated that the COVID-19 vaccination in Andaman and Nicobar Islands had started along with the national vaccination programme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 16, with health care staff and frontline workers being the first to receive the vaccine.
No fresh COVID-19 case was registered in Arunachal Pradesh for the second consecutive day on Sunday, while four more patients were cured of the disease. Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally remained unchanged at 55,320, while the number of active cases dipped to 26, and the total number of recoveries stood at 55,014. The death count also remained unchanged at 280. The recovery rate among the coronavirus patients in the state marginally improved to 99.45 per cent from 99.44 on the previous day.
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The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.58 per cent. It has been less than 2 per cent for last 76 days The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.61 per cent. It has been below 1 per cent for the last 35 days, according to the ministry.
137.46 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive
India's Active caseload currently stands at 83,913, lowest in 570 days
Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.24%; Lowest since March 2020
Recovery Rate currently at 98.38%; Highest since March 2020
7,469 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,41,78,940
Daily positivity rate (0.58%) less than 2% for last 76 days
Weekly positivity rate (0.61%) less than 1% for last 35 days
Thane has added 104 new cases of coronavirus, raising the infection tally in the Maharashtra district to 5,71,122 on Sunday. These new cases were reported on Saturday. The virus also claimed the life of one more person, which pushed the death count in the district to 11,600 adding that the COVID-19 mortality rate in Thane is 2.03 per cent.
The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is "spreading rapidly" - there are now more than 100 cases in 11 states in India - the Health Ministry said Friday, warning that 19 districts were at high risk of a surge in COVID-19 cases.
Omicron is spreading at a very fast pace in India and the scale of infections in the UK and France could translate to lakhs of cases a day in the country, the government's Covid task force chief said today.