Surge in Delhi, Telangana takes the Omicron tally to 266 in the country – ET HealthWorld


New Delhi: Omicron cases in India: Omicron tally for India has now risen to 266 as Delhi added seven more cases and Haryana, Uttarakhand reporting their first cases of the new variant. The highly transmissible variant has now been detected in 16 states with Maharashtra and Delhi leading the charts followed by Telangana.

The distribution of cases across states is as follows: Maharashtra leads the tally with 65 cases, not far behind is Delhi with 64 cases, 38 in Telangana, 21 in Rajasthan, 19 in Karnataka, 24 in Kerala, 14 in Gujarat, 6 in Haryana, 3 in Jammu and Kashmir, 2 in Andhra Pradesh, 2 in Odisha, 2 in West Bengal 2 in Uttar Pradesh and one each in Uttarakhand, Ladakh, Chandigarh and Tamil Nadu.

Most of the cases reported in the country have remained asymptomatic but are under observation to detect any adverse symptoms. 35 patients in Maharashtra, 23 patients in Delhi and 19 patients in Rajasthan have recovered from the virus.

India reported 7,495 new cases in the last 24 hours which takes the active caseload to 78,291cases. 6,960 recoveries in the last 24 hours take the recovery rate to 98.40 per cent. Cumulative vaccine coverage has crossed 139.70 Crore in the country with the administration of 70,17,671 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours.

Amidst the rapid rise in Omicron cases in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country on Thursday. The meeting will be attended by top health officials to analyze the COVID-19 cases and vaccination coverage in the country. The Centre had earlier asked states to conduct testing, contact tracing and set up containment zones to stop the spread of the virus.

The Karnataka government has ordered quarantine for all the contacts of COVID patients. Effective contact tracing and isolation by the health officials in the state was directed by the government to restrict the spread of infection.

In response to the growing cases in the national capital, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has restricted all events to celebrate Christmas and New Year. It had prohibited all gatherings in the capital to stop the spread of COVID which has been on the rise for the past few days.





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