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COVID-19: India records 1,17,100 new cases

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New Delhi, January 7: The daily rise in coronavirus infections was recorded above one lakh after 214 days, taking India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,52,26,386 which includes 3,007 cases of Omicron reported across 27 states and UTs, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.
Out of the total Omicron cases reported so far, 1,199 people have recovered or migrated.
Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 876 cases followed by Delhi at 465, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204.
The country saw a single day rise of 1,17,100 new coronavirus infections, while the active cases increased to 3,71,363, the highest in around 120 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The death toll climbed to 4,83,178 with 302 fresh fatalities, the data stated.
The country last reported over one lakh cases on June 7 last year when 1,00,636 infections were recorded.
The active cases comprise 1.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 97.57 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 85,962 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 7.74% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 4.54%, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,43,71, 845, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.37%.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 149.66 crore.(PTI)

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