New Delhi: India’s total number of Omicron cases has reached 358 as the country reported 6,650 new covid cases. The country registered 7,051 recoveries and 374 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Active cases: 77,516
Total recoveries: 3,42,15,977
Death toll: 4,79,133
Total number of Omicron cases 358
Omicron Cases In Kerala
Kerala Health Minister Veena Geroge informed on Thursday that five more cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were detected in the state today, taking the total number of infected to 29.
As many as four people, who have reached Ernakulam, and a native of Kozhikode district have been detected with the virus.
Two persons, aged 28 and 24 who arrived from the United Kingdom, a 35-year-old person who came from Albania, and another one from Nigeria were those found infected in Ernakulam, she said in a statement.
The man, who was found infected in Kozhikode, was the one who came to the state from Bengaluru airport.
“With this, the total Omicron cases in Kerala has become 29. Of the total infected, 17 have reached the state from high-risk countries and 10 from low-risk nations. Two persons have contracted the virus through contact,” George said.
Those confirmed with the virus infection in Ernakulam reached the state on December 15, 19 and 20.
Covid Cases In Maharashtra
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 1,179 new coronavirus cases including 23 Omicron variant ones and 17 deaths, the state health department said.
The state’s COVID-19 caseload increased to 66,53,345 while the death toll on account of the pandemic rose to 1,41,392. On Wednesday the state had reported 1,201 new infections. On Thursday, 23 Omicron cases were reported, the highest in a single day so far, taking the tally of such cases to 88. On Wednesday, no new Omicron cases had been reported in the state.
Four of the new patients are minor. As many as 17 of these patients were asymptomatic while six had mild symptoms, the official statement said.
Of the fresh Omicron cases, 13 were from Pune district, five from Mumbai, two from Osmanabad, and one each from Thane, Nagpur, and Mira-Bhayander.
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