India records 2,38,018 fresh Covid-19 cases

For the second day in a row, India witnessed a decline in its daily Covid-19 count. On Tuesday (January 18), the country saw a dip in daily infections as the country reported 2,38,018 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, as per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The new infections were 20,071 less than that reported on Monday.

With the addition of new infections, the country's active caseload mounted to 17,36,628, which is 4.62% of the total cases reported so far. The daily positivity rate is at 14.43% while the weekly positivity rate is 14.92%. Meanwhile, the Omicron infection tally has risen to 8,891 across the nation, an increase of 8.31% from Monday.