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2.47 lakh new Covid cases reported; active cases highest in 7 months

New Delhi, January 13

India logged 2,47,417 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 236 days, taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,63,17,927, which includes 5,488 cases of the omicron variant, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

The country saw a single-day jump of 620 cases of the omicron variant, the highest so far, taking the total tally of such cases to 5,488, out of which 2,162 people have recovered or migrated so far.

The active cases have increased to 11,17,531, the highest in 216 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,85,035 with 380 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,367 cases of omicron variant followed by Rajasthan at 792, Delhi 549, Kerala 486 and Karnataka 479.

The active cases comprise 3.08 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid recovery rate decreased to 95.59 per cent, the ministry said.

A total of 2,57,299 coronavirus infections were reported in a single day on May 21.

An increase of 1,62,212 cases has been recorded in the active Covid caseload in a span of 24 hours.

The 380 new fatalities include 199 from Kerala and 40 from Delhi.

A total of 4,85,035 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,41,701 from Maharashtra, 50,076 from Kerala, 38,389 from Karnataka, 36,905 from Tamil Nadu, 25,240 from Delhi, 22,940 from Uttar Pradesh and 19,959 from West Bengal.