India’s Covid positivity rate touches 14.78% with single-day tally at 2,64,202


New Delhi: India on Friday recorded 2,64,202 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pushing the active caseload to 12,72,073.

The figures are 6.7 per cent higher than Thursday’s single-day count of 2,47,417. The daily positivity rate now stood at 14.78 per cent.

As many as 1,09,345 patients recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 3,48,24,706.

The number of confirmed cases of the Omicron variant that is driving the latest surge of the pandemic currently stood at 5,753.