India recorded 2,82,970 new cases -- 18 per cent higher than yesterday's reported 2.38 lakh daily cases, according to the Health Ministry.
441 people have died due to Covid during the same period, taking the total death count in the country due to the infection to 487,202.
The country's total caseload since the pandemic began currently stands at approximately 3.78 crore.
This includes 8,961 cases of the Omicron variant. The active caseload currently stands at 18,31,000.
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The active cases now comprise 4.83 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.88 per cent.
The cumulative vaccination coverage across the country crossed 158 crore doses on Tuesday.