India's daily COVID-19 caseload jumps to 1,17,100, Omicron cases mount to 3007
Maharashtra continued to report the highest number of Omicron cases among all infected states and Union territories with a total tally of 876 as of Friday morning.
Updated on 7 Jan 2022, 4:21 pm
India witnessed a huge surge in daily COVID-19 cases at 1,17,100, while Omicron cases rose to 3007 in the last 24 hours, as per the latest update by the Union Health Ministry on Friday.
Maharashtra continued to report the highest number of Omicron cases among all infected states and Union territories with a total tally of 876 as of Friday morning. Delhi now has 465 Omicron cases, the second highest in the country. Karnataka has 333, the third highest.
However, 1,191 patients infected with Omicron variant have recovered, according to the official bulletin.
In the Northeast, Omicron cases in Assam rose to nine, the cases in Meghalaya and Manipur remained four and one respectively.
Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 active caseload stood at 3,71,363. The active cases account for less than one per cent of the total cases, currently at 1.05 per cent.
The recovery rate currently is 97.57 per cent with the report of 30,836 recoveries in the last 24 hours. With it, the total recoveries reached 3,43,71,845.
The daily COVID-19 positivity rate stood at 7.74 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate moved to 4.54 per cent.
So far, the country has conducted 68.68 crore total tests conducted, and 149.66 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.