Omicron variant spreads to 23 states in India: tally surges to 1,270
A total of 374 patients have recovered from the fast-spreading Omicron infection.
Updated on 31 Dec 2021, 5:29 pm
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As many as 1,270 people have been infected with the Omicron variant in India, of which 374 patients have recovered from the infection. The new COVID-19 strain has spread to 23 states in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry.
On Thursday, India's Omicron tally was 961.
Maharashtra with 450 cases has the highest number of Omicron cases, followed by Delhi with 320 cases and Kerala with 109 cases.. Gujarat has 97 cases, while Rajasthan has reported 69 Omicron cases.
In Maharashtra, 125 Omicron patients have been discharged while in Delhi 57 patients have been discharged.
The other Omicron cases in India included, 62 in Telangana, 46 in Tamil Nadu, 34 in Karnataka, 16 in Andhra Pradesh, 14 in Haryana, 14 in Odisha, 11 in West Bengal, nine in Madhya Pradesh, four in Uttrakhand, three each in Chandigarh and Jammu and Kashmir, two each in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Uttar Pradesh, and one each in Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Ladakh, Manipur and Punjab.
Meanwhile, India's COVID-19 case count reached 3,48,38,804 on Friday with 16,764 new positive cases, while the death toll mounted to 4,81,080 with 220 more fatalities.
A total of 3,42,66,363 people have recovered from COVID-19, leaving the active caseload at 91,361, as per the Ministry's update.