India has reported 200 cases of Omicron so far

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 (15:35 IST)
New Delhi:A total of 200 cases of the new Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been reported so far in India, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.Out of the 200 cases, 77 have been discharged, the Ministry data showed.

According to the bulletin issued by the Health Ministry, Delhi and Maharashtra reported the highest numbers with 54 cases each, followed by Telangana 20, and Karnataka 19.

Eighteen cases were reported from Rajasthan, Kerala 15, Gujarat 14, UP two and one each from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Chandigarh respectively, it said.

Meanwhile, the total COVID caseload in the country rose to 3,47,52,164 with the detection of 5,326 new cases in the last 24 hours, while 453 deaths pushed the fatalities toll to 4,78,007.

The recoveries tally rose to 3,41,95,060 as 8,043 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours. Active cases currently stand at 79,097.

As per the bulletin, 66.61 crore tests for COVID-19 have been done so far.India has administered 138.35 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccine so far under the ongoing nationwide vaccination drive.(UNI)

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