India records more than 3-lakh new coronavirus cases on January 19, 2022
New Delhi : For the first time in the ongoing third coronavirus wave, India has recorded more than 3-lakh cases on January, 2022.
The nation recorded 3,13,603 new COVID-19, 27 per cent more than what was recorded a week ago.
The total number of coronavirus cases has reached 3.8 crores, and the active case load is more than 18.9 lakh cases.
Maharashtra recorded 43,697 infections on January 19, followed by Karnataka (40,499) and Kerala (34,199). On the same day, 475 people lost their lives to coronavirus. The total number of recorded fatalities has reached 4,87,505.
On January 18, 18.6 lakh tests were conducted, the highest on a single day in the ongoing wave. The test positivity rate (TPR) was 16.4%.
Recently, the government had asked the states to ramp up the testing process as a steep decline in testing was recorded.
As of January 19, 90.4% of the eligible population has been vaccinated with at least one dose, while 65.7% have received both doses. In the 15-17 years age cohort, 51.8% of the population has received its first dose. Altogether, 92,05,14,321 first doses, 66,96,51,317 second doses, and 60,27,041 booster doses have been administered across India.