In yet another massive spike in COVID-19 cases in India, the country on Sunday logged over 2.71 lakh new cases.   

India reported 2,71,202 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday at a positivity rate of 16.28%.   

With the detection of the new cases, India’s COVID-19 active cases now comprise 4.18 per cent of the total infections tally.  

An increase of 1,32,557 active cases has been recorded in a span of 24 hours.  

There are a total of 15,50,377 active cases in India. 

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With India witnessing the third wave of the virus, cases have surged rapidly across the country.   

The union ministry of health and family welfare further informed that 314 new COVID-19 deaths were also recorded in the last 24 hours.  

The daily positivity rate saw a marginal improvement from 16.66 per cent to 16.28 per cent. 

The number of Omicron also surged in India and now stands at 7743. 

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