India recorded 5,784 new cases of corona virus and 252 related deaths on Tuesday, bringing the total death toll in the country to 3,47,03,644 and the number to 4,75,888, according to the Union Health Ministry.
The number of active corona virus cases in the country has dropped to 88,993, which is 0.26 per cent of the total caseload and the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.37 per cent, the highest since March 2020. , The ministry said.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization has warned that the new Omigron variant of the corona virus is spreading at an unprecedented rate and pharmaceutical maker Pfizer has urged countries to be effective against its corona virus tablet variant.
State Health Minister Satyender Jain said four more Omigron cases were reported in Delhi on Tuesday, all of which have foreign travel history. Besides, eight Omigron cases have been reported from Maharashtra, including seven from Mumbai. Currently, there are 57 Omigron cases in India.
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The United States, the country hardest hit by the corona virus outbreak, topped 800,000 Govt-19 deaths on Tuesday, according to a news agency AFP, which showed a tracker maintained by Johns Hopkins University. This number is higher than the total population of many states, including North Dakota and Alaska. Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer chaired the House of Representatives and Senate, respectively, as well as House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy and other members of Congress who observed a brief silence on the steps of the Capitol on Tuesday evening.