For the second day in a row, India reported a higher number of new coronavirus cases on Friday, January 6: 185, but no deaths, according to information on the website of the Central Health Ministry.
At the moment, there are only 16 active cases in the country, which brings the total number of active cases in the country down to 2554. Also, 201 people who were in the hospital because of the infection were said to have gotten better and been sent home in the last 24 hours. This brings the rate of getting money back to 98.81%.
On the website, it says that 2,20,12,33,762 people were vaccinated against coronavirus and that more than 61,828 people got injections on the same day. At the moment, 1.19 percent of all reported cases of the infection in the country have resulted in death.
According to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), the number of COVID-19’s XBB.1.5 variant, which is responsible for the rise in cases in the US, rose to seven as new cases of the variant were found in Chhattisgarh and Telangana. INSACOG said that three of the seven cases were found in the state of Gujarat and one each in the states of Karnataka, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan.
The XBB.1.5 strain is related to the Omicron XBB variant, which is made up of the Omicron BA.2.10.1 and BA.2.75 subvariants that have been mixed together. XBB and XBB.1.5 together make up 44% of cases in the US. Omicron sub-variant BF.7 has been found in four people in West Bengal, two people in Gujarat, and one person in Odisha.
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On the website for the ministry, it says that 222,012,000,000 doses of the Covid vaccine have been given so far as part of the nationwide vaccination drive. India’s total for COVID-19 went over 20 lakh on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16.
It passed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and 1 crore on December 19. On January 25, 2016, India passed the sad milestone of four crore people.