Coronavirus India Update: 2.7 Lakh New Cases, Lockdown imposed in a State | Covid 19- Watch Video

16 Jan, 2022

Coronavirus India News: India reported 2,71,202 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. It was slightly higher than Saturday’s total infections, according to the data updated by the Union Ministry of Health showed on Sunday. The positivity rate was also lower at 16.28 per cent from 16.66 per cent. India also recorded 314 Covid-19 related deaths in the last 24 hours, which have taken the death toll to 4,86,066. 


Maharashtra is facing the maximum number of covid-19 cases now. Karnataka is having the second-most cases, 32793. Tamil
Nadu recorded 23989 total corona cases. The total lockdown has been imposed only on Sundays in the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai due to rising cases of coronavirus. west Bengalstands in fourth place with a total of 22645 cases.  Around 1,38,331 people have recovered from the infection and currently, the number of active cases now stands at 15,50,377. Meanwhile, omicron cases in India recorded on Sunday were 7,743.


On Sunday, the country completed one year since it began its mega vaccination to combat Covid-19. The drive began on January 16 2021 with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. 

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