In a significant development, India has reported 2,68,833 fresh Coronavirus infections on Saturday, taking the country’s cumulative caseload to 3,68,50,962. Of this, 6,041 cases were of the highly transmissible Omicron variant of coronavirus.
The active caseload of the country stands at 14,17,820 as the active cases increased by 1,45,747 in the last 24 hours. The daily positivity rate stood at 16.66% while the weekly positivity rate was 12.84 per cent.
A total of 1,22,684 patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 3,49,47,390 across the country. The recovery rate is now at 94.83%.
Among all the states, Maharashtra reported the highest Coronavirus cases at 43,211 cases, followed by Karnataka with 28,723 cases, Delhi with 24,383 cases, Tamil Nadu with 23,459 cases and West Bengal with 22,645 cases.
In the last 24 hours, 402 people died because of the virus, increasing the total reported death count to 4,85,752. Meanwhile, the total tally of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered reached 1,56,02,51,117.