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India Sees Slight Dip in Covid With 3.37L Fresh Cases, Recovery Rate at 93%; Omicron Tally at 10,050

As many as 488 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry. Thirteen states have reported more than 10 deaths.

Updated: January 22, 2022 10:00 AM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Analiza Pathak

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Delhi is witnessing an uptick in COVID cases in April 2022.

COVID-19 India cases: India recorded 3,37,704 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 488 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday (January 22), the country saw a total of 2,42,676 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 93.50 per cent and total recoveries data reached to 3,63,01 482.

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The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have rose to 21,13,365 the ministry data showed today. The total death toll in the country is now at 4,88,884. In India, the first death due to the COVID pandemic was reported in March 2020.

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Additionally, the tally of Omicron cases has reached 10,050 on Saturday with an increase of 3.69% since yesterday. The daily positivity rate is at 17.22 per cent today.

Meanwhile, Mumbai on Friday reported 5,008 fresh positive Covid 19 cases, according to data released by the city’s health department. The total number of Covid Deaths in the city has been recorded at 12 whereas the total number patients hospitalized were 420. The recovery rate in the financial capital is 97 per cent.

With this, the city’s COVID-19 tally rose to 10,28,715, while the death toll jumped to 16,512, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin said. This was the third day in a row when daily COVID-19 cases have dropped in the financial capital.

Delhi logged 10,756 fresh Covid cases and 38 more fatalities due to the infection on Friday, while the positivity rate declined to 18.04 per cent. As many as 434 people have succumbed to the disease in January so far.

The coronavirus has killed at least 5,572,224 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources on Friday. The United States has recorded the most Covid deaths with 860,248, followed by Brazil with 622,205, India on 488,396 and Russia 324,752.

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Published Date: January 22, 2022 9:50 AM IST

Updated Date: January 22, 2022 10:00 AM IST