Omicron spreads to 16 states; 236 people affected in India
In India, Maharastra with 65 has the highest number of Omicron cases, followed by Delhi with 64 cases, Telengana 24, Rajasthan 21 and Karnataka 19.
Updated on 23 Dec 2021, 2:52 pm
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Omicron variant of COVID-19 has spread to 16 states in India and the case tally has reached 236, while 104 affected persons have reported recovered from the disease as of Thursday, official sources said.
According to the Union Health Ministry, as of Thursday, Maharastra with 65 has the highest number of Omicron cases, followed by Delhi with 64 cases, Telengana 24, Rajasthan 21 and Karnataka 19.
The other affected states are Kerala, Gujarat, J-K, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Ladakh, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal.
Meanwhile, in all, India on Thursday reported 7,495 new COVID-19 cases and 434 more deaths, according to the Union Health Ministry. India's COVID-19 active caseload currently stands at 78,291. Active cases account for less than one per cent of the total cases, currently at 0.23 per cent, lowest since March 2020.
The country’s total COVID-19 confirmed cases reached 3,47,65,976 as of Thursday, while the death toll mounted to 4,78,759 as 434 more patients succumbed to the disease in a soan of 24 hours as per the latest update by the Health Ministry.
The daily recovery rate currently is 98.40 per cent; highest since March 2020. A total of 6,960 more recoveries in the last 24 hours pushed the number of total recoveries to 3,42,08,926.
A total of 66.86 crore tests for COVID-19 have been conducted so far, while 139.70 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.