India’s Covid curve improved slightly today, with 2.58 lakh cases recorded, down about 5% from yesterday. According to the Health Ministry, 385 people have died as a result of Covid in the last 24 hours.
The country’s caseload now stands at 3.73 crore. This includes 8,209 cases of the Omicron variant which is now present in 29 states.
The active cases now comprise 4.43 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.27 per cent. The daily positivity rate is up from 16.28% to 19.65% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 14.41 per cent.
Delhi on Sunday reported 18,286 COVID-19 cases and 28 deaths, while the positivity rate dropped to 27.87 per cent from 30.64 per cent a day ago, according to health department data. State Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that the city is conducting three times more diagnostic tests than the number recommended by the ICMR.
On Sunday, the one-year national vaccination campaign against COVID-19 came to an end, with approximately 156.76 crore vaccine doses distributed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the vaccine campaign, saying it has bolstered the fight against the virus and saved lives and livelihoods.