Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 510 cases, followed by Delhi (351), Kerala (156), Gujarat (136), Tamil Nadu (121) and Rajasthan (120). India's Covid tally rose to 3,49,22,882 with 33,750 fresh cases, while the active cases increased to 1,45,582, according to the data updated at 8 am.
An increase of 8,959 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 tally in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.34 per cent. It has remained below two per cent for 88 days now.
India logged 309 fresh Omicron cases on Thursday. The daily rise in Covid-19 cases crossed the 16,000 mark after around 64 days taking India's total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,48,38,804.
According to the Union Health Ministry's data, Delhi recorded the maximum number of 263 cases followed by Maharashtra at 252, Gujarat 97, Rajasthan 69, Kerala 65 and Telangana 62.
Amid the Omicron scare, Delhi recorded 331 fresh coronavirus cases, the highest single-day rise since June 9 and one death, on Monday, while the positivity rate mounted to 0.68 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.
Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 167 cases followed by Delhi at 165, Kerala 57, Telangana 55, Gujarat 49 and Rajasthan 46.
India's Covid tally rose to 3,47,79,815 with 7,189 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, while the active cases have declined to 77,032, according to the data updated at 8 am.
Omicron is showing significant growth advantage over Delta which is spreading fast through communities with doubling time of 1.5 to 3 days, said Union Health Ministry on Friday quoting WHO.
Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of 88 cases of the Omicron variant, followed by Delhi with 67, Telangana 38, Tamil Nadu 34, Karnataka 31 and Gujarat 30.
Covid-19 Update: Union Health Ministry's data states that death toll has gone up to 4,77,158. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections continues to stay below 15,000 for the last 51 days now.
Covid-19 active cases continue to witnesses dip in India, with Union Health Ministry data showing below 15,000 new cases are registered in the country for continuous 50 days now.
Covid-19: The Union Health Ministry data said the total case tally in the country has reached to 3,47,10,628 cases, while the active cases have declined to 87,562 cases.
Covid Pandemic in India: The daily rise in new Covid-19 infections has been recorded below 15,000 for the last 46 days while daily positivity rate has been below 1 per cent for the last 29 days.
India has been reporting daily new Covid-19 cases below 15,000 for the last 45 days now while the number of active cases has gone down to 92,281.
Covid-19 positivity rate has increased in three states in India, with Centre asking states and union territories to maintain strict watch on the situation. .
The 8 am data of Union Health Ministry suggested that the death toll however have gone up to 4,70,530 with 415 fatalities reported on Saturday.
Will the Omicron variant drive the Covid-19 third wave in India? The Union Health Ministry says the chances are very low.
Omicron Covid-19 variant: The Centre has termed new international travel guidelines by Maharashtra government ‘divergent’ and has asked the state to align with its already issued SOPs by Union Health Ministry.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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