Omicron’s Indian tally has passed 100 points, with the largest number of cases coming from Maharashtra. The new variant of the coronavirus was detected in South Africa last month and has since spread to 91 countries.
The Omicron variant quickly spread to India. On Friday, the total number of cases infected with the new strain of coronavirus surpassed 100 in the country. Alarmingly, 26 of these cases were recorded yesterday.
Friday was the fourth day in a row that the country’s Omicron tally saw a relatively large increase. On Tuesday and Wednesday, 12 new Omicron infections were detected across India, while there were 14 such cases on Thursday.
The Union Health Ministry has warned people to postpone all non-essential travel due to the spread of the heavily mutated variant, which is believed to be resistant to existing vaccines.
Here is a look at the spread of the Omicron variant statewide:
Maharashtra: has the highest number of Omicron cases – 40.Eight of these cases were recorded on Friday. Of the eight new cases of Omicron, six have been reported in Pune and one in Mumbai and one in Kalyan Dombivli. All the patients were males in the age range of 29 to 45 years. The largest number of Omicron cases in Maharashtra came from Mumbai (14), followed by 10 in Pimpri Chinchwad, six in rural Pune, two in Pune Municipal Corporation, two each in Kalyan Dombivali and Osmanabad and one each in Latur, Buldhana, Nagpur and Vasai Virar.
Delhi: The national capital now has the second highest number of Omicron cases in the country. Delhi’s tally of the new variant coronavirus reached 22 after 12 cases were recorded on Friday. Ten of the 22 patients were released from the hospital, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. at Lok Nayak Hospital, where a special facility has been created for the isolation and treatment of suspected Omicron cases, he told the PTI news agency that most patients are fully vaccinated and asymptomatic.
Rajasthan : Rajasthan under its control. The state has so far registered 17 cases of the new variant of the coronavirus.Sixteen new cases of coronavirus (Covid19) and one death from the disease were reported in Rajasthan on Friday, according to an official statement. The new deaths and cases brought the death toll to 8,960 and the number of infections to 9.55,189 in the state, the other said.
Telangana: At least eight cases of the novel variant of the Omicron coronavirus have been reported so far in Telangana, according to the state health department. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, public health director Srinivasa Rao said nine cases were detected at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, one of which traveled to West Bengal via Hyderabad. Karnataka: The state has so far registered eight cases of the Omicron variant.
Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said on Friday that the state government is cautious and is monitoring contacts of the eight Omicron variant cases to ensure there is no immediate spread. disease on their part. As cases in Maharashtra have increased, he is also monitoring the borders of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, the minister added.
Kerala: The southern state on Friday recorded two new cases of the Omicron variant, bringing the total to seven, said Health Minister Veena George. a new variant of the virus has been detected in an elderly couple who arrived in Ernakulam from the United Arab Emirates. The state detected its first Omicron case on December 12 in Ernakulam district when a person returning from the UK tested positive.Four more cases of the new variant were confirmed on December 15.
Other states where Omicron has spread to India are Gujarat (7 cases) and Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Chandigarh (one case each).