COVID: India reports over 3.47 lakh cases in 24 hours

India reported more than 3.47 lakh new coronavirus cases (3,47,254) in the last 24 hours, according to Union government data.

With 2.51 lakh new (2,51,777) recoveries, the country’s active caseload is now at 20,18,825.

The total tally of Omicron cases in the country has risen to 9,692, marking a 4.36 per cent increase since yesterday.

After reporting its highest ever single day spike in cases on Thursday, the Kerala government has decided to impose lockdown-like restrictions on the next two Sundays.

Kerala on Thursday reported 46,387 new COVID-19 infections, 15,388 recoveries and 32 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Meanwhile, after the positivity rate in Delhi dropped significantly over the last week, the government in the national capital has approved a proposal to lift the weekend curfew and several other restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of the third wave.

So far, India has administered more than 160.43 Cr (1,60,43,70,484) vaccines as part of its nationwide inoculation drive. In the last 24 hours, more than 70 lakh doses were given, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.