India on Sunday reported as many as 1,59,632 new Covid-19 infections pushing the active caseload to 5,90,611. The daily positivity rate rose to 10.21 per cent.
As per the latest data showed by the Union ministry of health and family welfare, 327 new fatalities were registered and took the death toll to 4,83,790.
The Omicron tally in the country that is driving the latest resurgence of Covid-19 in India and elsewhere stood at 3,623. Of which 1,409 people have recovered from the strain too, the Union Ministry said.
27 states and Union territories have been affected by the fast-spreading variant so far.
Meanwhile, over 151.58 crore doses against Covid-19 have been administered so far in the country since the vaccination drive was launched a year ago.
As Covid-19 infections are on a steep upward trajectory in India several states are forced to impose tighter restrictions in a bid to control the rampaging virus.