India reported 2,71,202 fresh COVID-19 infections, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today, taking the total case tally in the country to 3,71,22,164.
The new cases reported are marginally higher than the 2.68 lakh daily cases reported yesterday. A total of 7,743 Omicron cases are amongst all Covid cases reported in India so far.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.28 per cent -- slightly down from 16.66 per cent yesterday -- while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 13.69 per cent.
The 314 new fatalities include 106 from Kerala and 39 from West Bengal. Of the total deaths reported so far in the country, 1,41,779 are from Maharashtra, 50,674 from Kerala, 38,418 from Karnataka, 36,967 from Tamil Nadu, 25,335 from Delhi, 22,953 from Uttar Pradesh and 20,052 from West Bengal.
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 156 crore with more than 57 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night.
Cumulatively, 52,40,53,061 first doses have been administered to individuals in the 18-44 age group across states and union territories and 36,73,83,765 second doses have been given since the start of phase-3 of the vaccination drive, according to health ministry data.
In the 15-18 age group, 3,36,09,191 vaccine doses have been administered, the ministry said.
BDST: 1321 HRS, JAN 16, 2022