Omicron tally reaches 653

NEW DELHI, Dec 28: India has logged 653 cases of the Omicron variant of Coronavirus across 21 States and UTs so far out of which 186 people have recovered or migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.
Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 167 cases followed by Delhi at 165, Kerala 57, Telangana 55, Gujarat 49 and Rajasthan 46.
With 6,358 people testing positive for Coronavirus infections in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,47,99,691.
The active cases have declined to 75,456, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The death toll has climbed to 4,80,290 with 293 fresh fatalities, the data stated.
The daily rise in new Coronavirus infections has been recorded below 15,000 for the last 61 days now.
The active cases have declined to 75,456 comprising 0.22 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.40 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the Ministry said.
A decrease of 385 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.61 per cent. It has been less than two per cent for last 85 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.64 per cent. It has been below one per cent for the last 44 days, according to the Ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,42,43,945, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.38 per cent.The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 142.47 crore. (PTI)