In yet another massive spike, India has reported nearly 1.80 lakh fresh Coronavirus cases on Monday. As per the data published by the Union ministry of health and family welfare (Mohfw), the country has recorded 1,79,723 cases, as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly. The active cases have reached the 700,000-mark, the data also showed. This is the fourth day when the country’s daily tally has stayed above the 1 lakh mark.
The country also reported 146 fresh deaths, taking the total death toll to 483,936. After fresh infections on Monday, the cumulative cases stand at 3,57,07,727. The daily positivity rate rose to 13.29 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was posted at 7.92 per cent. As many as 46,569 people have recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative number to 3,45,00,172.
Meanwhile, the number of Omicron cases also rose and now stands at 4,033, with Maharashtra recording the highest number of infections (1,126). It is followed by Rajasthan (529), Delhi (513), Karnataka (441) and Kerala (333), according to the health ministry.