India reports 1,79,723 fresh coronavirus cases

India saw a single-day rise of 1,79,723 new coronavirus cases, raising the tally to 3.57 crore, which included 4,033 cases of Omicron variant reported across 27 states and union territories. The country reported 146 deaths linked to the virus.

The active cases comprise 2.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 96.62 per cent. An increase of 1,33,008 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry data updated this morning.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 13.29 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 7.92 per cent. The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive has exceeded 151.94 crore, the ministry said.

Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the Covid pandemic, reported 44,388 new COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths linked to the virus on Sunday. The state tally of COVID-19 positive patients stands at 69,20,044. There are 2,02,259 active cases in the state.