India reports 1,41,986 new COVID cases

Amid an unabated resurgence, India registered 1,41,986 new COVID cases, another significant single-day spike, and 285 deaths in the last 24 hours, the Union ministry of health and family welfare said on Saturday The new fatalities has increased the nationwide death toll to 4,83,463.

The active caseload has jumped to 4,72,169, accounting for 1. 34 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

With 64 fresh Omicron infections being detected in the last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible COVID-19 variant has mounted to 3,071, the Union health ministry said on Saturday morning.

More than 2 crore teens have been inoculated with the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, since the beginning of the vaccination drive for children aged between 15 to 18 years on January 3.

According to the Cowin portal, as of now, a total of 2,17,42,837 teens have been vaccinated.

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