India reports 22,775 new Covid-19 cases, 406 deaths in 24 hours, Omicron tally reaches 1,431

NEW DELHI: The country reported 22,775 new Covid-19 cases and 406 deaths in the past 24 hours on Saturday. While Omicron variant tally reached 1,431, followed by Maharashtra at 454 and Delhi 351, Gujarat 115, and Tamil Nadu 118. The total number of active cases stands at 1,04,781 while recovery rate is 98.32 per cent, the health ministry’s update showed.

According to the latest update, more than 10 ministers and 20 MLAs have tested positive in Maharashtra so far. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said the strict restrictions might be clamped if the new Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the state. While Maharashtra reported 8,067 fresh Covid-19 cases, as much as 50 per cent more then Thursday.

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