NEW DELHI: Two hundred cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in India so far out of which 77 patients have recovered or migrated, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday.
Maharashtra and Delhi have recorded 54 cases of Omicron variant each, while Telangana registered 20 cases, Karnataka 19, Rajasthan 18, Kerala 15 and Gujarat 14 cases.
As many as 5,326 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said today. The fresh tally took the the total caseload in the country to 3,47,52,164. The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 15,000 for the last 54 days now.
The country also reported 453 new Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours, taking the total death count to 4,78,007. The number of fatalities today is significantly up from yesterday’s spike of 132 deaths.
Meanwhile, the active cases declined to 79,097, the lowest in 574 days. The national Covid-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.40 per cent, the highest since March 2020,the ministry said.
A decline of 3,170 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.