According to numbers issued by the Union Health Ministry on Friday, India’s Omicron tally reached 415. The new Covid variant tally has surpassed 400 cases, with Omicron cases reported from 17 states and union territories across the country. According to the health ministry, 115 Omicron patients have recovered from Covid-19 so far.
Maharashtra topped the list of Omicron tally in the country, according to data given by the health ministry, with 108 instances. Delhi remained in second place with 70 Omicron instances. Gujarat finished in third place with 43 Omicron cases, followed by Telangana (38), Kerala (37) and Tamil Nadu (37) in that order (34). Meanwhile, 31 Omicron instances have been detected in Karnataka, and 22 Omicron cases have been reported in Rajasthan. Haryana, Odisha, and Andhra Pradesh each recorded four Omicron cases, while West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir each reported three. Up until today, Chandigarh, Ladakh, and Uttarakhand have each recorded only one case of Omicron.
According to data updated at 8 a.m., India’s Covid tally increased to 3,47,79,815 with 7,189 new cases in the last 24 hours, while active cases decreased to 77,032. According to the figures, the death toll rose to 4,79,520, with 387 extra deaths. For the past 58 days, the daily increase in new coronavirus cases has been below 15,000 instances.
The number of active cases has decreased to 77,032, accounting for 0.22 percent of all infections, the lowest level since March 2020, according to the health ministry, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to 98.40 percent, the greatest level since March 2020. Over the course of 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has decreased by 484 cases.
The daily positivity rate was found to be 0.65%. For the past 82 days, it has been less than two percent. A weekly positive rate of 0.60 percent was also found. According to the Health Ministry, it has been below 1% for the past 41 days.
With the mounting threat of Omicron, numerous states have issued amended guidelines and restrictions to address the situation. With effect from Saturday, Maharashtra has enacted prohibitory orders prohibiting gatherings of five or more people between the hours of 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. For New Year’s celebrations in Mumbai, the BMC has banned all gatherings and cultural events.
In the meantime, in light of the Omicron danger, Delhi has banned cultural events and gatherings for New Year celebrations. However, with Covid regulations in place, religious places have been allowed to hold New Year’s celebrations in Delhi.