India reported 1,94,720 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, witnessing a surge of 26,657 cases from the previous day, the health ministry said on Wednesday. With this, the country reported a 15.8% increase in the daily Covid cases, besides 442 deaths in the last 24 hours.

According to the data updated by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare at 8 AM on Wednesday (January 12, 2022), the country registered 1,94,720 new coronavirus cases and 442 related deaths.


This, notably, was the fourth consecutive day that India has recorded over 1.5 lakh daily infections.


India's daily positivity rate has now jumped to 11.05% and the active caseload has increased 9,55,319.


The country's Omicron tally has now also surged to 4,868, of which, 1,805 patients have either been discharged, recovered or migrated.


As many as 28 states and union territories have so far reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant including Maharashtra (1,281), Rajasthan (645), Delhi (546), Karnataka (479) and Kerala (350).


India has so far administered 153.80 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses so far under its nationwide vaccination drive. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, more than 16.50 crore balance and unutilized vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.