In a significant development, India has added nearly 3.50 lakh new Coronavirus cases today, which is the highest in eight months. The country witnessed a nine percent jump from yesterday’s 3.17 lakh cases.
With the addition of new cases, the total tally of Covid-19 cases in India rose to 3,85,66,027, which includes 9,692 cases of the Omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. With a tally of 3.85 crore cases, India is the second worst-hit country after the US.
The active cases have increased to 20,18,825, the highest in 235 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,88,396 with 703 fresh fatalities.
As per the official data, the active cases now comprise 5.23 per cent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate has decreased to 93.50 per cent.