India has recorded 961 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus across 22 states and UTs so far out of which 320 people have recovered or migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.
Delhi recorded the maximum number of 263 cases followed by Maharashtra at 257, Gujarat 97, Rajasthan 69 and Kerala 65.
With 13,154 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,48,22,040, while the active cases increased to 82,402, according to the data updated at 8 am.
The number of deaths climbed to 4,80,860 with 268 fresh fatalities, the data stated.
The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 15,000 for the last 63 days now.
India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
BDST: 1300 HRS, DEC 30, 2021