Covid update: 1,525 total omicron cases in India, Maharashtra worst hit with 460 cases
According to data from the Health Ministry, 1,525 persons in India have contracted the Omicron form since the first case was identified in late November. With 460 instances, Maharashtra is the worst-affected state.
The government also recorded a 21% increase in new Covid cases today, with 27,553 infections detected. According to the data, 284 people died as a result of the infection over that time period.
So far, the fast-spreading Omicron form has been documented in 23 Indian states. The state with the most COVID-10 cases, Maharashtra, has 460 Omicron infections, followed by Delhi, which has 351 infections.
On Saturday, the number of coronavirus cases in Delhi increased by 50% to 2,716, with 3.64 percent of COVID-19 tests returning positive – a high positivity rate considered one of the early signals of an imminent wave of infections.
One death was also reported in the city.
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Meanwhile, cinema halls and sports complexes in Gurgaon and four other Haryana cities will be closed as part of state government restrictions issued on Saturday in response to an increase in coronavirus cases and the development of the Omicron strain. Schools are likewise closed till the 12th of January.
On Saturday, 22,775 new infections were reported in India, bringing the total number of deaths to 4,81,080, with 220 daily fatalities, according to the data.
The active cases accounted for 0.30 percent of all infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.32 percent, according to the health ministry.
Here’s latest Covid-19 updates from across Indian states:
Karnataka has increased vigilance in border districts because to an increase in COVID-19 instances.
In the wake of a spike in COVID-19 instances in Karnataka, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Sunday that the state government has issued tight vigilance directives in border districts, citing the region’s high economic engagement with Mumbai.
The Victoria Memorial in Kolkata will be closed to the public beginning Monday due to an increase of COVID-19 cases.
The galleries and grounds of Kolkata’s iconic Victoria Memorial Hall will stay closed to the public from Monday forward, until additional directives, due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the state.
From Monday onwards, the Project Mapping Show, which takes place every evening, will be closed to the public until more orders are received.
From Monday until further orders, the Madras High Court will only hold virtual hearings.
The Madras High Court has announced that physical hearings would not resume on January 3, as previously stated.
Due to an increase in the Omicron form of coronavirus, Acting Chief Justice Justice MN Bhandari issued directives. According to a statement from P Dhanabal, Regsitrar General of the Madras High Court, the orders apply to the functioning of the Principal Seat here as well as the Bench in Madurai and all subordinate courts in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
The state health department announced on Sunday that five more Omicron cases have been reported in Telangana, bringing the total number of cases of the novel coronavirus strain in the state to 84.
All five cases involved people who landed at the international airport here from countries that the Centre had designated as “at risk,” according to a bulletin.
Dr. Pradeep Vyas, Maharashtra’s Additional Chief Secretary for Health, estimated on Friday said that the state could record two lakh active COVID-19 cases by the third week of January.