- India’s Omicron cases increased to 961 on Thursday, as per the Union ministry of health and family welfare, up from 180 the day before.
- 13,154 new cases of Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to over 34.8 million.
India’s Omicron cases increased to 961 on Thursday, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, up from 180 the day before.
According to the health ministry, 13,154 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) have been reported in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to over 34.8 million. In the same period, 268 people died of the coronavirus, bringing the country’s death toll to 480,860, according to data from the health ministry.
With 263 Omicron cases, Delhi led the way, followed by Maharashtra with 252 and Gujarat with 97, adding the most to the national tally of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant. The variant has now been found in 22 states and territories of the United States.
Meanwhile, 320 of the 961 Omicron patients have been discharged, according to ministry data.
Rajasthan and Kerala, for example, have reported 69 and 65 Omicron cases, respectively. So far, 62 people have tested positive for the variant in Telangana, while 45 people have tested positive in Tamil Nadu. There are 34 cases in Karnataka.
So far, the variant has infected less than 20 people in Andhra Pradesh (16 cases), Haryana (12 cases), and West Bengal (11 cases).
In Madhya Pradesh (9 cases), Odisha (9 cases), Uttarakhand (4 cases), Chandigarh (3 cases), Jammu and Kashmir (3 cases), Uttar Pradesh (2 cases), Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Manipur, and Punjab, the number of cases remained in single digits (1 case each).
From the 77,002 cases reported on Wednesday, the active caseload increased by 5,400 cases to 82,402.
With 7,486 recoveries across the country in just 24 hours, the total recoveries have risen to 34,258,778 with a 98.38 percent recovery rate. According to the health ministry, more than 67.64 crore samples have been tested for the disease.
The total number of doses given has surpassed 1.43 billion on the vaccination front. “As per provisional reports until 7 a.m. today, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 143.83 Cr (1,43,83,22,742) with the administration of 63,91,282 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours,” the ministry said in a statement.
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