India records over 1.94 lakh new Covid-19 cases, 15.9% higher than yesterday

India recorded 1,94,720 new cases of the novel coronavirus and 442 deaths due to the infection in the past 24 hours. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Wednesday (January 12), the country saw a total of 60,405 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery rate at around 96.36 per cent, and total recoveries data reached 3,46,30,536.

The total active cases of COVID-19 in India have risen to 9,55,319, the ministry data showed today.

As compared to yesterday (January 11), the total number of new COVID cases is up by 26,657 (15.8%) today. India had reported 1,68,063 cases yesterday.

The total death toll in the country is now at 4,84,655. The first death due to the COVID pandemic in India was reported in March 2020.
The daily positivity rate is at 11.05 per cent today.

Additionally, the tally of Omicron cases has reached 4,868 today, with 1,281 cases in Maharashtra and 645 in Rajasthan, respectively.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 69,52,74,380 samples have been tested up to January 11 for COVID-19. Of these, 17,61,900 samples were tested on Tuesday.