The number of Omicron cases in India increased by more than 100 in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare’s daily brief released on Monday. According to government data, India’s Omicron tally climbed from 422 on Sunday to 578 on Monday, implying that the country added 156 instances of the highly contagious type to its statewide tally in a single day.
On Sunday, fresh Covid-19 cases were recorded in several states, with two regions reporting their first instances of the new rapidly-transmissible type. According to the statistics, Omicron has spread to 19 Indian states and union territories, up from 17 a day earlier, and has placed the entire country on high alert.
Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are the two states that reported their first Omicron cases on Sunday.
Furthermore, despite Maharashtra providing the greatest number of Omicron cases in the country till a day ago, the figure in Delhi was rapidly approaching. According to data released on Monday, the national capital has surpassed Maharashtra as the top contributor to the national Omicron tally.
According to the health ministry’s official data, Delhi has the greatest number of Omicron infections in the country (142), followed by Maharashtra (141), Kerala (57), Gujarat (49), Rajasthan (43), Telangana (41), Tamil Nadu (34), and Karnataka (34). (31).
The following states have had a significant spike in Omicron cases in the last 24 hours:
Delhi: 79 to 142 cases
Maharashtra: 108 to 141 cases
Kerala: 38 to 57 cases
Madhya Pradesh: 0 to 9 cases
However, of of the 578 total Omicron cases in India, 151 people have already recovered or been discharged, according to the health ministry.
In most states, all foreign returnees from “at-risk” and other countries are tested, and the samples of those who test positive for Covid-19 are sent for genome sequencing.