India has detected a total of 1,525 cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus across 23 states as well as Union Territories up until now. Out of this, 560 have recovered or migrated, as per the Union Health Ministry’s data, which was updated on Sunday.
Maharashtra has recorded a maximum of 460 cases and is followed by Delhi at 351. Meanwhile, Gujarat logged 136, Tamil Nadu has reported 117, and Kerala shows 109 cases respectively.
India’s Covid tally has risen to 3,48,89,132 with 27,553 fresh cases. Meanwhile, the total number of active cases has increased to 1,22,801, as per the data, which was updated at 8 AM.
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This data also showed that the death toll has climbed to 4,81,770, as the country witnessed 284 more COVID-19 fatalities.
The number of active cases has increased to 1,22,801 comprising 0.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.27 per cent, the ministry reported.
An increase of 18,020 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 2.55 per cent.
The weekly positivity rate was also recorded at 1.35 per cent, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to 3,42,84,561, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.38 per cent.
The cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country, so far, under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has gone beyond 145.44 crores.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one crore mark on December 19.
India had crossed the grim milestone of two crores on May 4 and three crores on June 23.
[Edited with PTI inputs]