India reported 90,928 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 56 per cent higher than yesterday's 58,097 cases.

The country has 2,630 cases of the Omicron variant - the most in Maharashtra with 797 cases, followed by Delhi with 465 cases.

The fast-spreading Omicron variant has spread to 26 states in India. A 73-year-old man in Rajasthan has become the first reported casualty due to the new Covid strain.

The weekly positivity rate is 3.47 per cent; daily positivity rate is 6.43 per cent. Positivity rate is the percentage of all Covid tests that are actually positive.

The recovery rate is currently at 97.81 per cent. At least 19,206 people have recovered in the last 24 hours. The total number of people who have recovered is 3,43,41,009.

Active cases account for less than 1 per cent of total cases, currently at 0.81 per cent. The active caseload stands at 2,85,401.

As many as 325 people have died of Covid during the period for which data for the latest Health Ministry figures was collected.

Maharashtra added 26,538 new cases to India's massive spike, followed by West Bengal, which reported 14,022 infections in a day.

The number of fresh Covid cases in Delhi nearly doubled within the last 24 hours, shooting up from 5481 to 10,665 in the biggest single-day spike since May 12.

Data has shown that the average daily rise of Covid this time is almost 21 per cent faster than during the second wave in March-April.