India reported 12,781 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, bringing the total active caseload to 76,700, according to a health ministry statement.
The weekly positivity rate was 2.62 percent, and the daily positivity rate was 4.32 percent.
An increase of 4,226 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,07,900, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.21 per cent, the ministry said.
The weekly Covid-19 cases in the country surged to a record high in four months with around 80,000 new infections recorded in the last seven days, a 62 percent rise registered than the previous 7-day tally.
According to INSACOG, a consortium of 38 laboratories that monitors Covid variants, Omicron sub-lineages such as BA.2 and BA.2.38, as well as BA.4 and BA.5, were responsible for the recent increase.
The death due to the virus in the week ending Sunday remained low at 93, which was more than the combined toll in the last two weeks (45 and 41).