According to the health ministry the total tally of Covid-19 cases went up to 3,82,18,773.
India logged 3,17,532 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 249 days, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,82,18,773, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.
According to the health ministry, the death toll in the country reached 487,693 with 491 new fatalities recorded. Thirteen states have reported more than 10 deaths.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
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The coronavirus has killed at least 5,480,481 people since the outbreak emerged in China in December 2019, according to news agency AFP.
The Omicron variant caseload now stands at 9,287 cases in India.
Health minister Veena George said in a statement on Thursday that the massive surge in the third wave is due to the equal spreading of Delta and Omicron variants. Though Omicron is less harmful, one should not neglect it. It spreads much faster than the other variants. People should not take it lightly. Every single person should strictly follow the Covid protocol.
As the country enters the third week of its 21-day lockdown, the total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus surged to 5,194 on Wednesday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
A record surge of 55,079 new cases in the past 24 hours took India’s coronavirus caseload past 1.6 million, as the government decided to lift a nighttime curfew that has been in force since late March.
The steepest spike of 57,118 new cases in the past 24 hours recorded, taking its coronavirus caseload close to 1.7 million, with July alone accounting for nearly 1.1 million infections.
While inspecting the newly inaugurated tunnel, Modi picked up an empty plastic water bottle and a few other items that had been thrown away.
The armed monkey appeared on the balcony of a building near the city's shopping centre, brandishing a knife and threatening passersby, then sharpening it against the stonewall.
Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said police were alerted by members of the public to the incident at Scenery Park, about three kms from the city centre.