India records 1.68 lakh new Covid cases in last 24 hrs

India recorded 1,68,063 new Covid cases today, 6.4 per cent lower than yesterday. On Monday, the country had recorded 1.79 lakh Covid cases. The number of active cases at present stands at 97,827.

Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the Covid pandemic, reported 33,470 new COVID-19 cases and eight deaths on Monday.

India also witnessed 277 fresh fatalities due to COVID-19 and the country’s death toll has now increased to 4,84,213.

While there were 1,79,723 new infections on Monday, 1,59,632 fresh cases on Sunday had taken India’s active tally to 5,90,611.

Meanwhile, the total tally of Omicron cases in the country also rose to 4,461, according to the Union Health Ministry data. A total of 28 states and Union territories have reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant including Maharashtra (1,247), Rajasthan (645), Delhi (546), Karnataka (479) and Kerala (350).

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