New Delhi, January 14:

India on Friday recorded 2,64,202 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pushing the active caseload to 12,72,073.

The latest figures, as available from the Union ministry of health and family welfare, are 6.7 per cent higher than Thursday’s single-day count of 2,47,417. The daily positivity rate now stood at 14.78 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was at 11.83 per cent. The cumulative tally of cases now stood at 3,65,82,129.

The number of confirmed cases of the Omicron variant that is driving the latest surge of the pandemic currently stood at 5,753.

As many as 1,09,345 patients recovered from the viral disease in the last 24 hours taking the total number of recoveries to 3,48,24,706.

The country recorded 315 deaths due to related complications pushing the cumulative toll to 4,85,350.