India reported 90,928 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the tally is 56 per cent higher than yesterday’s 58,097 cases, NDTV reported.
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.
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.