India reported 2,71,202 fresh COVID-19 infections, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday, taking the total case tally in the country to 3,71,22,164.
The new cases reported are marginally higher than the 2.68 lakh daily cases reported on Saturday. A total of 7,743 Omicron cases are amongst all Covid cases reported in India so far. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.28 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 13.69 per cent.
Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday congratulated the country for crossing 157 crore COVID-19 vaccinations in just one year and said that India has emerged as an example in the world in the fight against coronavirus infection.
“16th January 2021 will always be remembered! Congratulations India on crossing 157 crore #COVID19 vaccinations that too in just 1 year. With PM @NarendraModiJi’s mantra of ‘Sabka Prayas’, has emerged as an example in the world in fight against COVID-19. #1YearOfVaccineDrive,” Mr Mandaviya tweeted.
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Odisha on Sunday recorded 11,177 new COVID-19 cases, 321 more than the previous day, with the tally rising to 11,33,912, a health department bulletin said.
The daily infections crossed the 11,000-mark for the first time since May 26 last year as 11,623 cases were registered on that day.
The deaths mounted to 8,481 as three more persons succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said.
After logging over 10,000 COVID-19 cases per day for the last 11 days, the daily tally in Mumbai dropped to 7,895 on Sunday. A total of 11 people died of the COVID-19 infection, the city civic body said in a bulletin.
The caseload in Mumbai now stands at 9,99,862 and the death count at 16,457, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a release.
A total of 21,025 patients were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries in the financial capital to 9,20,383.