India Records 2.47 Lakh New Covid Cases In Big Jump, Positivity Up To 13%

India recorded 2,47,417 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 380 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday (January 13), the country saw a total of 84,825 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 96.01 per cent, and total recoveries data reached 3,47,15,361.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 11,17,531, the ministry data showed today.

As compared to yesterday (January 12), the total number of new COVID cases is up by 27 % today. India had reported 1,94,720 cases yesterday.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,85,035. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.

The daily positivity rate is at 13.11 per cent today.

Additionally, the tally of Omicron cases has reached 5,488 on Thursday.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 69,73,11,627 samples have been tested up to January 12 for COVID-19. Of these, 18,86,935 samples were tested on Wednesday.