According to data released by the Union Health Ministry on Saturday, India reported 2,68,833 new Covid infections in a single day, bringing the total to 3,68,50,962, including 6,041 Omicron variant cases. With 402 more fatalities, the total number of persons who have died from the virus now stands at 4,85,752. The death rate in this event was 1.32 percent.
A total of 6,041 Omicron cases has been detected so far, an increase of 5.01 per cent since Friday, the data updated at 8 am showed.
The daily positivity rate was 16.66 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 12.84 per cent.
Active cases have increased to 14,17,820, the highest in around 223 days, and comprise 3.85 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.83 per cent, the Health Ministry said.
In a day, the active caseload in the country has increased by 1,45,747. The total number of people who have recuperated from the disease so far has risen to 3,49,47,390.
The cumulative of 156.02 crore Covid vaccine doses have been administered till now.