India's Omicron tally surpasses 781, Delhi emerge with 238 cases

NEW DELHI: In India, the number of people infected with the highly transmissible Covid variant Omicron has risen to 781, with 241 of them having been released. So far, the national capital has the most cases of the variant, with 238, followed by Maharashtra, which has 167 cases.

The Omicron infection has now spread to 21 states and union territories, according to the Union health ministry on Wednesday morning. Only 57 of the 238 Omicron cases found in Delhi have been discharged. Gujarat, Kerala, Telangana, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Haryana, and West Bengal have all reported Omicron instances in the double digits, according to Ministry data.

The daily Covid caseload has also increased dramatically in Delhi, with the infection rate reaching 0.89 percent. According to the Health Department bulletin, Delhi recorded 496 new Covid cases on Tuesday, the greatest single-day increase since June 4 when the total was likewise 523, and one Covid fatality in the last 24 hours.

Omicron infection has spread quickly, adding to the total number of Covid infections. On Wednesday, India's total number of Covid cases surpassed 9000, with a total of 9,195 cases. However, in the last week, the over tally has been over 7,000.

In its weekly epidemiological update, the World Health Organization warned that the risk presented by the Omicron type is still 'very high.' According to the World Health Organization's weekly newsletter, Omicron is responsible for rapid viral surges in various nations, including those where it has already surpassed the previous dominating Delta variant.

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