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India records 1.95 lakh new Covid cases; active cases highest in 7 months

New Delhi, January 12

India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,60,70,510 which includes 4,868 cases of omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

The active cases increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,84,655 with 442 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Of the total 4,868 cases of omicron variant, 1,805 have recovered or migrated so far.

Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,281 cases followed by Rajasthan at 645, Delhi 546, Karnataka 479 and Kerala 350.

The active cases comprise 2.65 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate decreased to 96.01 per cent, the ministry said.

A total of 2,11,298 coronavirus infections were reported in a single day on May 26.

An increase of 1,33,873 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The 442 new fatalities include 296 from Kerala and 23 from Delhi.

A total of 4,84,655 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,41,669 from Maharashtra, 49,776 from Kerala, 38,379 from Karnataka, 36,886 from Tamil Nadu, 25,200 from Delhi, 22,937 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,936 from West Bengal.