INDIA’S OMICRON CASES SPIKE TO 961, DAILY COVID-19 INFECTIONS RISE BY 13,154

India’s Omicron cases rose to 961 across the country, an increase of 180 infections reported a day before, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Thursday.

The health ministry also said as many as 13,154 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the country’s tally to over 34.8 million. Also, 268 people succumbed to the coronavirus disease in the same period and the country’s death toll climbed to 480,860, the health ministry’s data also showed.

Delhi with 263 Omicron cases followed by Maharashtra with 252 and Gujarat with 97 cases added the most to the national tally of the highly transmissible variant of the coronavirus. The variant has now been detected from 22 states and Union territories.

Meanwhile, 320 of the 961 Omicron patients have been discharged, the ministry’s data showed.

News Source : Hindustan Times

 

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