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India logs below 3 lakh COVID cases, experts warn Omicron cases on the rise

India on Tuesday has recorded 2,55,874 fresh Covid cases down from 3,06,064 in the previous day, as Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data.

experts have warned that the Covid’s Omicron variant will drive jump in cases in the coming weeks.
experts have warned that the Covid’s Omicron variant will drive jump in cases in the coming weeks. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@MoHFW_INDIA

The data also showed as many as 614 fatalities pushed India’s death toll to 4,90,462.

The daily positivity rate stands at 15.52 per cent and the weekly figure is 17.17 per cent—both lower than Monday. 

As many as 614 fatalities pushed India’s death toll to 4,90,462. After 2,67,753 patients recovered from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the number of recoveries has gone up to 3,70,71,898 and the recovery rate now stands at 93.15 per cent.

With over 62 lakh Covid-19 doses being administered in the last 24 hours, India's vaccine coverage exceeded 162.92 crore.

Over 88 lakh booster doses have been administered since January 10, when the campaign to give a third vaccine dose to healthcare workers, frontline workers and the elderly began.

Among the age group of 15-18 years, 4.27 crore doses have been administered since January 3.

Meanwhile, experts have warned that the Covid’s Omicron variant will drive jump in cases in the coming weeks.

They added that the variant is already in community transmission and hospitals are seeing more patients despite a decline in cases in major cities.

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