With the arrival of 2,68,833 new cases of Kovid-19 in the country in the last 24 hours, the number of infected has increased to 3,68,50,962. Among them there are also 6041 cases of Omicron, a form of corona virus. This information was received from the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday. Due to the death of 402 more people due to infection, the death toll has increased to 4,85,752. The mortality rate is 1.32 percent. According to the data of the Ministry of Health, so far 6041 cases of Omicron form of the virus have been confirmed, which is an increase of 5.01 percent since Friday.
The daily infection rate is 16.66 percent while the weekly infection rate is 12.84 percent. The number of patients under treatment has increased to 14,17,820, which is the highest in 223 days and accounts for 3.85 percent of the total infected. The national recovery rate is 94.83 percent. The number of patients under treatment has increased by 1,45,747 in a day. At the same time, 3,49,47,390 people have been cured so far. Till now 156.02 crore doses of vaccine have been given in the country.
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The number of infected in the country had exceeded 20 lakh on 7 August 2020, 30 lakh on 23 August 2020 and 40 lakh on 5 September 2020. The total cases of infection crossed 50 lakh on 16 September 2020, 60 lakh on 28 September 2020, 70 lakh on 11 October 2020, 80 lakh on 29 October 2020 and 90 lakh on 20 November. On 19 December 2020, these cases had crossed one crore in the country. Last year, on May 4, the number of infected had crossed 20 million and on June 23, 2021, crossed 30 million.
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According to the data of the Ministry of Health, out of 402 people who have lost their lives due to infection in the country, 199 have died in Kerala and 34 people have died in Delhi. Of the people who have died due to the epidemic so far, 1,41,756 people have died in Maharashtra, 50,568 in Kerala, 38,411 in Karnataka, 36,956 in Tamil Nadu, 25,305 in Delhi, 22,949 in Uttar Pradesh. And 20,013 people have died in West Bengal.
The Health Ministry said that out of those who have died due to corona virus infection so far, more than 70 percent of the patients also had other diseases. The ministry said on its website that its data is being matched with the data of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).