Omicron cases in India surge to 1700; Maharashtra reports highest number of infections

Maharashtra has 510 Omicron cases as of Tuesday, followed by Delhi with 351, Kerala 156 and Gujarat 136 cases.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 3 Jan 2022, 7:24 am

(Photo: IFP)

(Photo: IFP)

Omicron cases in India surged to 1700 cases with the highest number of infections reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday, official sources said.

Among the 23 states infected by Omicron in the country, Maharashtra reported 510 Omicron cases as of Tuesday, followed by Delhi with 351, Kerala 156 and Gujarat 136 cases. However, 639 patients in total have recovered from the infections, the Union Health Ministry stated in a release.

With the rapid increase in the spread of Omicron, the country's daily COVID-19 positive cases rose to 33,750 and active caseload stood at 1,45,582 as of Tuesday. Maharashtra today has the highest number of COVID-19 active cases of 45,716.  

India's COVID-19 active cases account for less than one per cent of the total cases, currently at 0.42 per cent.

The country's total COVID-19 confirmed caseload reached 3,49,22,882, while the death toll increased to 4,81,893 with the report of 123 more deaths across the country.

The daily recovery rate is currently 98.20 per cent as 10,846 more recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries rose to 3,42,95,407.

Consequently, the daily positivity rate is 3.84 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is 1.68 per cent.

The total tests conducted so far is 68.09 crore, while 145.68 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.


IFP Bureau

IFP Bureau

IMPHAL, Manipur

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