India has registered more than 3.17 lakh
Covid-19 cases during the last 24 hours, a new high in the third wave, taking
the country's total caseload to over 3.82 crore.
According to the union health ministry data released this morning, a total
of 491 people had died due to the lethal virus during the period that pushed
the country's total fatality to 4,87,693.
In global tally, India became the second worst Covid-19 affected country
after the US.
India has recorded nearly 2,83,000 fresh cases yesterday with 441 deaths.
The today's data said the overall count of highly infectious Omicron
variant reached 9,287 with 29 states reporting the new strain.
The active cases have risen to 19,24,051, the highest in 234 days, and now
comprise 5.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19
recovery rate has decreased to 93.69 per cent.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.41 per cent while the weekly
positivity rate was 16.06 per cent in the country.