A healthcare worker in PPE collects a swab sample from a person, Mumbai, February 23, 2021. Photo: Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas
New Delhi: India logged 552 new cases of the omicron variant, taking the total tally of such infections to 3,623 across 27 states and Union territories so far, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.
Out of the total number of cases of the omicron variant, 1,409 people have migrated or recovered.
Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,009 cases followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 441, Rajasthan 373, Kerala 333 and Gujarat 204.
A total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, the highest in 224 days, while the active cases increased to 5,90,611, the highest in around 197 days, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The death toll climbed to 4,83,790 with 327 fresh fatalities, the data stated. A total of 1,65,553 infections were reported on May 29 last year.
The active cases comprise 1.66% of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 96.98%, the ministry said.