India Reported 8,318 New Cases, 465 Deaths On Saturday

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: India Reported 8,318 New Cases, 465 Deaths On Saturday

Covid cases in India: At little over a lakh, active cases in the country stand at 1,07,019. (File)

New Delhi:

India reported 8,318 new COVID-19 cases and 465 related fatalities on Saturday, pushing the overall cases tally to 3,45,63,749 and the death count to 4,67,933. Besides, 10,967 recoveries were also reported during the previous 24 hours, which took the total recovery count to 3,39,88,797. The recovery rate now stands at 98.34 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

At little over a lakh, active cases in the country stand at 1,07,019. Over 121.98 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country, according to the Co-WIN dashboard at 5:40 am.

Meanwhile, reports of a new Covid variant, named ‘Omicron’ by the WHO and declared as a variant of concern, which was first detected in South Africa, has triggered concerns across the world, with several countries imposing travel bans on multiple southern African nations. 

The new strain has already been detected in several European countries, including UK, Germany, Italy, and Czech Republic. The variant is said to be much more infectious than the Delta variant and the “most heavily mutated” version of coronavirus discovered so far.

Here are the LIVE Updates on Coronavirus cases:

COVID-19 India News: Karnataka Reports 322 New Cases, 3 Related Deaths

A total of 322 fresh COVID-19 cases and three deaths were reported in Karnataka on Saturday, reported news agency ANI. As per the state’s health department, the total case tally touched 29,95,285. Presently, Karnataka has 6,754 active cases. The positivity rate on Saturday was 0.34 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 176 people recovered from the infection with which the total recoveries mounted to 29,50,306. The death count in the state is 38,196. 

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