India now has 2,630 cases of Omicron; 26 states now have cases of the new variant

India now has 2,630 cases of Omicron

The new Omicron type has resulted in a large increase in India’s Covid-19 tally, which has already surpassed one lakh. The figure was 58,097 on Wednesday. Omicron is the most common circulating strain in India, according to ICMR Director-General Dr. Balram Bhargava.

According to the Union health ministry, the number of Omicron-positive patients in India increased by over 500 on Thursday morning, bringing the total to 2,630. The new coronavirus variant has now spread to 26 states.

With 797 Omicron instances, Maharashtra is the biggest contributor, followed by Delhi (465), Rajasthan (236), Kerala (234), Karnataka (226), and Gujarat (204). More than 100 cases of the new variety have been reported in Tamil Nadu (121 to be exact). With 94 Omicron cases, Telangana is also close to the 100-case mark.

Dr. Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), announced on Wednesday that Omicron is the most common circulating strain in India.

“In most cities across the country, Omicron is the most common circulating strain. To slow the transmission of this virus, large gatherings should be avoided “During a health ministry briefing, Dr. Bhargava stated.

The health department’s data also revealed that 65 percent of Covid samples in Delhi with genome sequencing reports between January 1 and 3 had the Omicron variation, compared to 28 percent from December 1 to 31.

On Wednesday, India reported its first verified fatality from Omicron. On December 31, a 73-year-old man died in Udaipur, Rajasthan, but the death was reclassified as being linked to Covid-19 yesterday. The man had several comorbid conditions.

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