125 passengers of Italy-Amritsar flight test positive for Covid-19

Amritsar/Bhubaneswar: As many as 125 passengers of an international chartered flight from Italy have tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival at Amritsar in Punjab.

There were 179 passengers on board and according to Airport Director VK Seth, 125 tested positive after they arrived in Amritsar.

Menwhile, India registered a single-day rise of 90,928 cases, a significant rise from the previous day’s 58,097 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours. A total of 325 deaths have also been reported in the same time, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday.

With the addition of new deaths, the death toll has reached 4,82,876.

The active caseload has jumped to 2,85,401 which constitutes 0.81 per cent of the country’s total positive cases.

The Omicron infection tally has climbed at 2,630 across the nation. However, out of total Omicron positive cases, 995 have been discharged from hospitals. So far 26 states have reported Omicron cases, said the Union health ministry on Thursday.

(With IANS inputs)

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