The number of Omicrons in India is rapidly increasing. On Monday, more instances were reported in Karnataka, Kerala, Gujarat, and the national capital Delhi, bringing the total number of cases to 170 across the country.
The Omicron variety, which first appeared in South Africa on November 24, has been reported in 11 states and union territories so far. Maharashtra is the state with the most cases, with 54.
One new instance of the Omicron variety has been reported from India since Sunday. Delhi, the national capital, had the most cases in the recent 24 hours, with six, followed by Karnataka (5), Kerala (4), and Gujarat (3). (2).
Telangana (20), Rajasthan (17), Uttar Pradesh (2), and one each in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal have all recorded Omicron. Following today’s surge, Delhi now has 28 cases and Karnataka has 19.
For the past week, India has been continuously documenting Omicron instances. On Saturday, there were 30 new Omicron instances. There were 26 new Omicron cases across the country on Friday, compared to 14 on Thursday. There were 12 similar occurrences on Tuesday and Wednesday.
In light of the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the United Kingdom, Dr Randeep Guleria, Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), stated on Sunday that India should be prepared for any scenario.
“We should be ready and hope that things aren’t as awful as they are in the UK. More information on Omicron is required. When there is a spike in instances in other parts of the world, we need to keep a careful eye on it and be ready for anything. It is preferable to be well-prepared than to be caught off guard “During a press conference, Guleria stated.
While the first case of Omicron was discovered in South Africa on November 24, India’s first two instances of this significantly modified variant of the coronavirus were discovered on December 2 in Karnataka.