India reports 282,000 fresh COVID-19 infections; highest in 7 months

In the past day, the number of covid-related fatalities tallied at 441.

India reports 282,000 fresh COVID-19 infections; highest in 7 months
New Delhi, 01/19/2022: A health worker inoculates a young boy with a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus after the increase in positive cases of the new variant Omicron in New Delhi India on Wednesday. Photographs by Rajeev Bhatt

India reported 282,970 new coronavirus infections in a day, raising the total number of Covid infections in the country to 37,901,241.

This spike in cases comes with a daily positivity rate of 15.13 percent and a weekly positivity rate of 15.53 percent according to data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.