Delhi records 238 Omicron cases, India’s tally now 781, 45% spike in daily Covid-19 cases
NEW DELHI: The number of Omicron cases in India has reached 781 on Wednesday. In terms of total Covid-19 cases, India recorded 9,195 new cases and 302 deaths in the past 24 hours. According to the Union health ministry data.
Delhi has reported the most number of cases of the new variant, with a tally standing at 238, followed by Maharashtra at 167. Gujarat out of the total cases, 312, have been recorded from eight major cities of the state. For Gujarat, it was the highest daily tally in 197 days or over six and a half months.
Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, West Bengal have two-digit figures of Omicron cases, according to health ministry data. The rapid spread of the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2 also impacted India’s total tally of cases as it recorded around a 45% increase from Tuesday.
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The number of fresh Covid-19 cases, daily recoveries stood at 7,347 while the active cases surged to 1,546.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday announced the extension of India’s vaccination program to teenagers aged between 15 and 18 while also rolling out a precautionary dose of vaccination for healthcare and frontline workers as well as those above the age of 60 with comorbidities. Addressing the nation, PM Modi said the vaccines will start rolling out for teenagers from January 3 while the booster shots will be available from January 10.
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