Data story: India logs 258,089 new cases; positivity rate rises to 19.6%

Priya Shah
Jan 17, 2022

India has so far administered 1,572,041,825 vaccine doses. That is 4205.54 per cent of its total caseload, and 112.38 per cent of its population

India on Monday reported a net increase of 105,964 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 1,656,341. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 2.98 per cent (one in 34). The country is sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On Sunday, it added 258,089 cases to take its total caseload to 37,380,253 from 37,122,164 — an increase of 0.7%. And, with 385 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 486,451, or 1.3 per cent of total confirmed infections.

With 3,946,348 more Covid-19 vaccine doses being administered on Sunday, India’s total count of vaccine shots so…read more