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Over 1.79 lakh new Covid cases reported across India

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New Delhi: India on Monday recorded 1,79,723 fresh Covid-19 cases, pushing the active caseload to 7,23,619, officials said.

The daily positivity rate stood at 13.29 per cent, while 146 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

The country will begin administering the third ‘precautionary doses’ to priority groups — health care workers, frontline workers and those aged above 60 years with comorbidities — today.

According to the Centre’s directions, the third dose will be of the same vaccine as the first two doses, after an interval of nine months.

As the Omicron variant of the Covid-19 continues to fuel a surge in the infection count across the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday chaired a review meeting.

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