India logs 1,68,063 new Covid cases, 277 deaths

New Delhi: India reported1,68,063 new Covid cases, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.
As per the bulletin issued by the Ministry ,with the addition of these new cases the total caseload in the country rose to 3,58,75,790,while the death toll rose to 4,84,213 as 277more people succumbed to the virus.
On the other hand 69,959 more people recovered from the disease, taking the total tally of recoveries to 3,45,70,131.
The recovery rate currently stands at 96.36 per cent.
The active caseload now stands at 8,21,446.
According to the bulletin, a total of 4,461 cases of the new Omicron variant have been detected in the country so far, with Maharashtra reporting the maximum numbers at 1,247, followed by Rajasthan 645 and Delhi 546.
Out of these, 1,711 people have been discharged/recovered/ migrated.
Meanwhile 69.31 crore tests for Covid-19 were done in the country.
India has so far administered 152.89 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine under the on going nation wide vaccination drive.

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