NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reported 3,17,532 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 249 days, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,82,18,773, which includes 9,287 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Thursday.
The daily positivity rate stood at 16.41 per cent. There has been a 3.63 per cent increase in Omicron cases since Wednesday, the ministry said.
India reports 3.17 lakh new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours
The active cases rose to 19,24,051, the highest in 234 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,87,693 with 491 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 5.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.09 per cent, the ministry said.
Experts said it is not possible to undertake genome sequencing of each and every sample but stressed that the current wave is largely being driven by Omicron.
An increase of 93,051 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
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