India registers 27,553 fresh cases in 24 hours, Omicron tally rises to 1,525

WION Web Team
New Delhi Published: Jan 02, 2022, 11:52 AM(IST)

The Covid tally in India rose to 3,48,89,132 (representative image). Photograph:( Zee News Network )

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India has recorded 27,553 fresh cases in 24 hours and the tally of Omicron variant of coronavirus has risen to 1,525. Around 560 of Omicron cases have either recovered or migrated. The Covid tally in the country rose to 3,48,89,132, while the active cases have increased to 1,22,801. With 284 more fatalities, the death toll has touched 4,81,770

India has recorded 27,553 fresh cases in 24 hours and the tally of Omicron variant of coronavirus has risen to 1,525, according to the Union Health Ministry's data updated on Sunday.  

The Covid tally in the country rose to 3,48,89,132, while the active cases have increased to 1,22,801.  

Omicron has been detected across 23 states and Union Territories so far. Around 560 have either recovered or migrated, as per the government data updated at 8 am.  

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In Maharashtra, a total of 460 cases have been recorded. In Delhi, the tally is 351, Gujarat 136, Tamil Nadu 117 and Kerala 109.  

With 284 more fatalities, the death toll has touched 4,81,770, the data said. These new deaths include 241 from Kerala and nine from West Bengal.  

The daily positivity rate has also reached 2.55 per cent.  

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The active cases have reached 1,22,801, comprising 0.35 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was registered at 98.27 per cent, the ministry said.   

In a span of 24 hours, an increase of 18,020 cases has been registered in the active Covid caseload.  

The number of people, who have recuperated from the disease, increased to 3,42,84,561.   

(With inputs from agencies) 

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