India reports over 16,000 new cases in a day after 64 days, with Omicron tally rising to 1271

For the first time in 64 days, India reported over 16,000 new infections in a day, and a total of 1271 omicron cases have been reported in 23 states, with the highest omicron cases detected in the state of Maharashtra with 450 cases, followed by the national capital at 320.