According to figures posted on the Union ministry of health and family welfare's website, India's daily Covid-19 tally grew for the second day in a row on Thursday, with the country reporting 9,765 new instances in the previous 24 hours. On Wednesday, there were 8,954 instances of illness, up from 6,990 cases the day before. It was the lowest reading in the previous 551 days.
The number of active cases has stayed below 100,000, at 99,763. Active cases make up less than 1% of all cases, with 0.29 percent now active. It hasn't been this low since March 2020.
According to the health ministry, the recovery rate is presently at 98.35 percent. According to the statistics, 8,548 people have been cured of the ailment in the previous 24 hours, bringing the total number of persons who have recovered to 34,037,054.
For the last 59 days, the daily positivity rate (0.89 percent) has been less than 2%, while the weekly positivity rate (0.85 percent) has been less than 1% for the past 18 days.
According to the health ministry's daily health report, the country has done 64.35 crore total tests thus far. India has so far provided 124.96 crore doses of immunization.
The increase in instances comes as the country, as well as the rest of the globe, faces the threat of Omicron, a highly infectious coronavirus mutant initially discovered in South Africa. Six overseas passengers tested positive for the Covid-19 virus on Wednesday, out of 3,476 passengers from nations considered "at-risk" by the Indian government.
As the Center's amended criteria for Covid testing went into effect, they were tested upon arrival at airports around the country. To confirm Omicron infection, all six samples were sent for whole-genome sequencing.
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