India recorded 1,94,720 fresh Covid-19 cases and 442 deaths in the last 24 hours, Indian Express reported.
The active cases mounted to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days. The daily positivity rate increased to 11.05 per cent.
The Omicron tally in the country, meanwhile, reached 4,868. Maharashtra has the highest number of cases (1,281) of the new variant, followed by Rajasthan (645). While Delhi has the third highest tally at 546, the national capital recorded no new cases of the variant.
Several states across the country saw a rise in Covid-19 cases on Tuesday. In West Bengal, the number of active cases breached the 1-lakh mark as 21,098 more people tested positive. Tamil Nadu reported 15,379 new cases, up from Monday’s 13,990. Similarly, Kerala registered a sharp rise in its daily cases, reporting 9,066 new infections.
Karnataka decided to extend the Covid restrictions in the state till the end of January, on the day it reported 14,473 new cases. Delhi, too, introduced fresh curbs, mandating work from home in private offices, barring those in the exempted category. The national capital on Tuesday reported 21,259 new cases and 23 fatalities — the highest number of deaths since June 16.
Maharashtra, meanwhile, recorded 34,424 new cases, 954 more than the previous day. However, its capital city, Mumbai, continued its downward spiral, registering 11,647 cases on Tuesday.