India saw a massive spike of 90,928 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to the data revealed by the Union health ministry Thursday morning.
325 more people succumbed to the infection in a day, pushing the nationwide toll to 4,82,876.
According to the data provided by the Health Ministry, Maharashtra (91,204) has the most number of active cases in the country, followed by West Bengal (33,042), Kerala (23,607) and Delhi (23,307). In a press briefing Wednesday, Joint Secretary in Health Ministry Lav Agarwal had said that Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand and Gujarat are emerging as the states of concern.
The country has 2,630 cases of the Omicron variant - the most in Maharashtra with 797 cases, followed by Delhi with 465 cases.
The fast-spreading Omicron variant has spread to 26 states in India.
A 73-year-old man in Rajasthan has become the first reported casualty due to the new Covid strain. The man was fully vaccinated and had no significant contact and travel history, according to the government.
The weekly positivity rate is 3.47 per cent; daily positivity rate is 6.43 per cent. Positivity rate is the percentage of all Covid tests that are actually positive. It will be high if the number of positive tests is high, or if the number of total tests is low.
The recovery rate is currently at 97.81 per cent. At least 19,206 people have recovered in the last 24 hours. The total number of people who have recovered is 3,43,41,009. Active cases account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.81 per cent. The active caseload stands at 2,85,401.
As many as 325 people have died of Covid during the period for which data for the latest Health Ministry figures was collected. This includes 258 deaths in Kerala in the last few months, added based on pending appeals after the last Supreme Court guidelines.
Several states have announced restrictions like night curfew as Covid cases continue to rise.