Daily COVID-19 cases in country highest in 224 days
New Delhi, January 9: India logged 552 new cases of Omicron, taking the total tally of such infections to 3,623 across 27 states and UTs so far, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
Out of the total Omicron cases, 1,409 people have migrated or recovered.
Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,009 cases followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 441, Rajasthan 373, Kerala 333 and Gujarat 204.
A total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, the highest in 224 days, while the active cases increased to 5,90,611, the highest in around 197 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
On May 29 last year, India had logged 1,65,553 infections in a day.
The death toll climbed to 4,83,790 with 327 fresh fatalities, the data stated.
The active cases comprise 1.66% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 96.98%, the ministry said.
An increase of 1,18,442 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 10.21% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 6.77%, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,44,53,603 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.36%.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 151.58 crore. (PTI)