India reports first Omicron death, daily COVID-19 caseload jumps to 90,928
India's cumulative cases reached 2,630, as the variant spread to 26 states and Union territories as of Thursday..
Updated on 6 Jan 2022, 5:47 pm
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India reported its first Omicron death in Rajasthan as the cumulative cases across 26 states and Union territories reached 2,630, while the cumulative daily COVID-19 new cases surged to 90,928 in a span of 24 hours, as per the latest updates by the Union Health Ministry on Thursday.
While the country's first Omicron death was reported in Rajasthan, the cumulative daily COVID-19 deaths reported across the country in the last 24 hours was 325, which pushed the cumulative death toll to 4,82,876.
In Northeast India, while Omicron cases in Manipur remained one, Assam on Thursday reported two cases and Meghalaya four.
The highest Omicron cases in India is reported in Maharashtra, as the infected cases surged to 797, followed by Delhi with 465 and Rajasthan 236.
However, cumulative 995 Omicron patients across the country have recovered as of Thursday, while the total COVID-19 recoveries in the country reached 3,43,41,009. Consequently, the recovery rate stood at 97.81 per cent.
With it, India's Covid active caseload stood at 2,85,401. The active cases account for less than one per cent of the total cases, currently at 0.81 per cent. The country's cumulative confirmed cases reached 3,51,09,286, as per the government's latest update.
The country's Covid-19 daily positivity rate is 6.43 per cent and the weekly positivity rate is 3.47 per cent.
Meanwhile, so far, 68.53 crore total tests conducted and 148.67 crore vaccine doses have been administered across the country under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.