India reported 1,41,986 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, a week after the country crossed the 10,000 mark
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 9.28 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 5.66 per cent, according to the ministry.
With a single-day jump of 64 Omicron cases, India now has 3,007 cases of the new variant of coronavirus
Maharashtra, one of the worst-hit states by the Covid pandemic, added 40,925 cases in 24 hours - a 13 per cent spike over yesterday.Of these, 20,971 were reported in Mumbai alone.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will take a decision on lockdown in Mumbai, state health minister Rajesh Tope had said.
Delhi's daily Covid cases shot up by 15 per cent on Friday after 17,335 fresh cases were detected in 24 hours. Nine people have died in the national capital in the same period.
The Haryana government imposed fresh COVID-19 induced restrictions in six more districts - Karnal, Panipat, Kurukshetra, Yamunanagar, Rohtak and Jhajjar.
The state governemnt has already announced restrictions in five districts of Ambala, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Panchkula and Sonipat which is applicable from January 2 to 12.