India logs 317,532 new coronavirus infections - GulfToday

India logs 317,532 new coronavirus infections


According to the health ministry the total tally of Covid-19 cases went up to 3,82,18,773.

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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.


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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.


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