The study shows a steep increase in the daily progression of Omicron cases with its preponderance in the community which was observed from 1.8 percent to 54 percent.
In a concerning revelation, at least three cases of possible community transmission have come forward in Telangana.
The minister informed Parliament about the addition of Nigeria to the UK's red list travel ban and pre-departure PCR or lateral flow tests for anyone travelling to the country starting Tuesday.
On Friday, out of 791 fresh COVID-19 cases, 532 were through local transmission. The situation is especially alarming in Thiruvananthapuram where 246 tested positive for the virus.