66 inmates, 48 jail staff in Delhi test positive for Covid

New Delhi: At least 66 inmates and 48 prison staff of three jails – Tirhar, Mandoli and Rohini – in Delhi have tested positive for Covid-19, officials informed on Tuesday.
All are under isolation and are recovering, a senior jail official said on Tuesday.
Total 42 inmates and 34 staffers in Tihar, 24 inmates and 8 staffers in Mandoli, 6 staffers in Rohini jail, have tested positive till January 10. All infected inmates as well as staffers are under isolation, said a Senior Jail Official.
India recorded 1,68,063 new Covid cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
According to the bulletin issued by the Ministry, the total caseload rose to 3,58,75,790, while the death toll rose to 4,84,213 as 277 succumbed to the virus.
On a positive note, 69,959 more people have recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 3,45,70,131. The recovery rate stands at 96.36 per cent.
The active caseload now stands at 8,21,446, the figures showed.
According to the bulletin, a total of 4,461 cases of new variant of Covid-19 Omicron have been detected so far in the country. Maharashtra reported the highest at 1,247, followed by Rajasthan645 and Delhi 546.

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