According to a Union health ministry report, India’s total of Omicron-positive patients increased by over 500 on Thursday morning to 2,630.
According to the latest health ministry data, the novel coronavirus variety has now reached 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 instances of the new variety have been reported in Tamil Nadu as well (121 to be exact). Telangana is similarly close to the 100-case threshold, with 94 Omicron instances.
The new variety has resulted in a large increase in India’s Covid-19 tally, which has already surpassed one lakh on Thursday morning. On Wednesday, the figure stood at 58,097.
“Omicron is the most common circulating strain in the country’s cities. Mass gatherings should be avoided in order to slow the transmission of this virus “Dr. Bhargava stated this during a health ministry briefing.
According to the government, states of concern include Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Jharkhand, and Gujarat, where there has been a significant increase in Covid-19 instances.
Assam announced its first Omicron case on Wednesday after a Saudi Arabia returnee tested positive for the novel coronavirus type.
The daily number of Covid-19 infections in the national capital than quadrupled on Wednesday, climbing to 10,655 infections from 5,481 the day before, with the positive rate jumping to 11.88%.