India reported 2,828 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday that took its infection tally to 4,31,53,043, while the number of active cases increased to 17,087, showed Union health ministry data.
The death count climbed to 5,24,586 with 14 fatalities.
A day earlier, the country had reported 2,685 new cases and 33 deaths,
The active cases comprise 0.04 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, the ministry said.
An increase of 779 cases was recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
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India reported 2,828 new coronavirus cases and 14 related deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases now stand at 17,087.
These sub-lineages of Omicron were found in April in some parts of the world including South Africa, but until now no cases had been detected in the state.
Forty-one people recuperated from the disease during the period, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,97,747.