India recorded 2,68,833 fresh COVID infections in the span of 24 hours taking the tally of Active caseload in the country to 14,17,820 the highest in 223 days comprising 3.85% of the total infections. In the meantime, The daily positivity rate in the country retained to rise on daily basis. As of Saturday India’s positivity rate shot up to 16.66% slightly higher than the preceding day’s count of (14.78%). Stated Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Since COVID cases began to rise, the country also saw a surge in the number of deaths. As per the Health Ministry’s data, India recorded 402 deaths in the last 24 hours taking the active toll of deaths in the country to 4,85,752. Similarly, The case fatality rate stands at 1.32%. Out of The 402, new fatalities, 199 are from Kerala and 34 from Delhi.
So far out of the total deaths reported in the country, 1,41,756 are alone from Maharashtra, 50,568 from Kerala, 38,411 from Karnataka, 36,956 from Tamil Nadu, 25,305 from Delhi, 22,949 from Uttar Pradesh, and 20,013 from West Bengal.
➡️ India's Active Caseload currently at 14,17,820.
➡️ Active Cases presently constitute 3.85% of Total Cases. pic.twitter.com/AMzrwEsiSU
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 15, 2022
“Several media reports are claiming vaccine shortages in states, but they are false and misleading”– MoHFW
Meanwhile, As of Saturday, the country’s cumulative recovery toll reached 1,22,684 adding nearly 1,22,684 in the last 24 hours. while The national COVID-19 recovery rate saw a decline to 94.83 percent, the Health Ministry said.
Similarly, The massive upsurge is driven by the Omicron variant of the COVID-19. Out of the new infections around 6,041 are of the Omicron strain. In addition, the infections led by the Omicron variant also saw a growth of 5.01% from the preceding day’s count.
However, In contrast to the high upsurge. India has seen a lesser number of hospital admissions and also the severity in patients. As compared to the other two Waves of the virus. In addition, the government of India began administering precaution doses to FLW’s, HCW’s and those above 60 years of age with co-morbidities.
Furthermore, The union Health and Family welfare ministry on Friday warned citizens. That there are several false misleading media reports. That Claim a shortage of vaccines in Maharashtra. while the Ministry in corrections issued a press notice stating. ” Media reports do not represent the True picture of Available stock of vaccine doses with the State”
𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃-𝟏𝟗: 𝐌𝐲𝐭𝐡 𝐯𝐬. 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬
➡️ Media Reports stating vaccine shortage in Maharashtra are not factually correct; Do not represent the True picture of Available stock of vaccine doses with the State.https://t.co/AB55k1tARF pic.twitter.com/nWqrdnpKaz
— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) January 14, 2022