COVID-19: More Than 1.17 Lakh Cases In 24 Hrs, 338 Resident Docs In Maharashtra Infected

Public on: 07-Jan-2022 Views 282

COVID-19: More Than 1.17 Lakh Cases In 24 Hrs, 338 Resident Docs In Maharashtra Infected

The third wave of the coronavirus pandemic is now leading to a surge in infections as India recorded 1,17,100 cases in 24 hours, which beats the case count at the peak of the first wave of the pandemic in September 2020. There were 4,82,551 recoveries while 534 people died of the disease in the past 24 hours. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare also reported that the total cases of the new Omicron variant of the virus are 3,007.

The Ministry also informed that 154.32 crore vaccines have been provided to States and Union Territories, and over 18.14 crore balance/unutilized vaccines are available with them for use. There have been over 149 crore vaccine doses administered in total, and 10.4 lakh vaccine doses have been administered today at the time of writing.

Amid the rising tide of cases, of which the maximum have been recorded in Maharashtra, 338 resident doctors across various hospitals have tested positive for the virus.

Dr. Avinash Dahiphale, president of Maharashtra State Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) told ANI that “A total of 338 resident doctors from various hospitals have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last four days:” Similarly, in Delhi and Bihar, approximately 150 medical professionals from Delhi and Bihar, and 300 from West Bengal have also tested positive as reported by media yesterday.

 

 

 

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