India’s Omicron tally at 236

NEW DELHI, Dec 23: India has recorded 236 cases of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus across 16 States and UTs so far out of which 104 people have recovered or migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.
Maharashtra has recorded the maximum 65 cases of the Omicron variant followed by Delhi at 64, Telangana 24, Karnataka 19, Rajasthan 21 and Kerala 15.
The Ministry data updated at 8 am also showed that India recorded 7,495 new Coronavirus infections taking the total tally of cases to 3,47,65,976, while the active cases increased to 78,291.
The death toll has climbed to 4,78,759 with 434 fresh fatalities, the data stated.
The daily rise in new Coronavirus infections has been recorded below 15,000 for the last 56 days now.
The active cases comprise 0.23 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.40 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the Ministry said.
An increase of 101 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.62 per cent. It has been less than two per cent for last 80 days. The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 0.59 per cent. It has been below one per cent for the last 39 days, according to the Ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,42,08,926, 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 139.70 crore. (PTI)