India logged 1,79,723 fresh Covid-19 cases on Monday, the most since late May, while the active cases increased to 7,23,619, according to the data updated at 8 am.
With this, India's Covid-19 caseload has surged to 35.71 million. Of the 1.79 lakh new Covid cases, India reported 410 new cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus, taking the total tally of such infections to 4,033 across 27 states and UTs so far.
Sikkim is the only Indian state that has not reported any case of the Omicron variant to date.
As many as 146 people died due to the coronavirus infection in the past one day, taking the cumulative death toll to 4,83,936.
The active cases comprise 2.03 % of the total infections while the fatality rate has surged to 1.36 %. An increase of 1,33,008 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.