COVID: India records 18,930 new cases & 35 deaths in 24 hours
1,19,457 active cases in the country now.
India reported 18,930 new coronavirus cases and 35 more virus-related deaths in the past 24 hours, according to the data of Union Health Ministry. The ministry data also states that currently there are 1,19,457 active cases in the country, with 0.27 per cent of the cumulative case count. The recovery rate is 98.52 per cent, while the daily positivity rate was recorded at 4.32 per cent. As of now, the death count in the country stands at 5,24,305.
In West Bengal meanwhile, 2,352 new cases and three virus-related deaths were reported yesterday, and the daily positivity rate stood at 16.24 per cent.
A new sub-lineage BA.2.75 of the Omicron variant of coronavirus has been detected in countries like India and the World Health Organisation (WHO) is following this, Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.