India reported 8,774 new COVID-19 cases and 621 related fatalities on Sunday, pushing the overall case tally to 3,45,72,523 and the death count to 4,68,554, according to the Health Ministry bulletin.
During the same period, 9,481 recoveries were reported throughout the country. With this, the national recovery rate currently stands at 98.34 per cent, which is the highest since March 2020. The active cases in the country stood at 1,05,069 on Sunday, the bulletin further showed.
New Covid variant, ‘Omicron’ which has been declared as a variant of concern by the World Health Organisation (WHO) has triggered global worry. The variant was first detected in South Africa earlier this month. Since then, the new strain has already been detected in several European countries . ‘Omicron’ is said to be much more infectious than the Delta variant.
Here are the LIVE Updates on Coronavirus cases:
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: West Bengal Reports 715 New COVID-19 Cases, 12 Deaths
West Bengal reported 715 new cases of COVID-19 during the last 24 hours, as per a health bulletin issued by the government on Sunday. During the last 24 hours, 719 people recovered from the virus, taking the total recoveries to 15,87,601. A total of 19,462 have lost their lives to the deadly virus, with 12 deaths reported during the last 24 hours. There are currently 7,804 active COVID-19 cases in the state, as per the bulletin.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Assam Logs 133 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, Positivity Rate At 0.64%
Assam reported 133 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, as per the health bulletin issued by the state government on Sunday. The positivity rate for the day stands at 0.64 per cent. A total of 20,870 samples were tested during the last 24 hours. 161 people recovered from the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries in the state to 6,07,785. A total of 6,092 people have lost their lives to the deadly virus in the state, with one death reported during the last 24 hours. There are currently 1,344 active COVID-19 cases in the state.