India recorded 8,774 new COVID-19 cases and 621 related deaths on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 3,45,72,523 and the death toll to 4,68,554, according to a health ministry bulletin. During the same period, 9,481 recoveries were reported across the country. With this, the national recovery rate is currently 98.34 percent, the highest since March 2020. The number of active cases in the country was 1,05,069 on Sunday, the bulletin also shows.
The new Govt variant, ‘Omicron’, has been declared a worrying variant by the World Health Organization (WHO), sparking global concern. This variation was first detected in South Africa earlier this month. Since then, the new strain has already been detected in many European countries. ‘Omigron’ is said to be more contagious than the delta variant.
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Corona virus live updates: Assam registers 133 new Kovit-19 cases, positive rate 0.64%
In Assam, 133 new Govt-19 cases have been reported in the last 24 hours, according to a health report released by the state government on Sunday. The positive rate for the day is 0.64 percent. A total of 20,870 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. In the last 24 hours, 161 people have recovered from the disease and the number of people recovering in the state has risen to 6,07,785. A total of 6,092 people have died from the deadly virus in the state, with one death reported in the last 24 hours. There are currently 1,344 Govt-19 cases in the state.