Maharashtra reports 87 Omicron cases, highest in India
As many as 18 states in India have been hit by Omicron variant of COVID-19, and the cases rose to 358 on Friday..
Updated on 25 Dec 2021, 3:59 am
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Omicron cases in India rose to 358 on Friday, with Maharashtra reporting a total 88 cases, the highest among all states and Union territories in the country, according to the latest update by the Union Health Ministry.
Delhi has the second highest with 67 cases, followed by Telangana 38, Tamil Nadu 34, Karnataka 31, Gujarat 30, Kerala 27 and Rajasthan 22.
Other states affected by Omicron variant of COVID-19 are – Haryana, Odisha, Jammu and Kashmir, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Chandigarh, Ladakh and Uttarakhand.
However, as many as 114 cases have recovered from the infection, according to the ministry's release.
Meanwhile, as per the latest updates, the country reported 6,650 new cases on Friday. Consequently, the daily positivity rate at 0.57 per cent remained less than two per cent for the last 81 days, while the weekly positivity rate at 0.59 per cent remained less than one per cent for the last 40 days.
India's COVID-19 active caseload currently stands at 77,516. The active cases account for less than one per cent of the total cases, currently at 0.22 per cent; lowest since March 2020.
The recovery rate currently at 98.40 per cent is the highest since March 2020. A total of 7,051 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. It pushed the total recoveries to 3,42,15,977.
A total of 66.98 crore total tests have been conducted so far, while 140.31 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive.