According to the Centre, approximately 90 per cent of the adult population in the country has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the first dose.
“Approximately 90 per cent of the adult population in India has been vaccinated against COVID-19 with the first dose. On average, India reported more than 8,000 cases per day last week. Overall case positivity rate stands at 0.92 per cent. From December 26 onwards, the country has been reporting 10,000 daily cases,” said Luv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry during a media briefing.
‘COVID positivity rate over 10% in 8 districts’
Aggarwal further said that the weekly COVID positivity rate of more than 10 per cent is being noted in eight districts including six districts of Mizoram, one from Arunachal Pradesh, and Kolkata in West Bengal.
“The weekly case positivity rate is between 5-10 per cent in 14 districts of the country. There are 961 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus in India, out of which 320 patients have recovered,” he added.