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Omicron cases in India jump to over 650, Maharashtra and Delhi are at the top

Omicron instances have already been documented in 21 states and territories across the union territories

Omicron cases in India jump to over 650, Maharashtra and Delhi are at the top
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According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday, India's Omicron cases have grown to 653, with Maharashtra and Delhi reporting 167 and 165 cases, respectively.

Kerala has 57 cases of the highly contagious form, followed by Telangana 55, Gujarat 49, Rajasthan 46, Tamil Nadu 34, and Karnataka 31, according to the health ministry's announcement.

According to the health ministry's revised data, there were 6,358 new cases of coronavirus illness (Covid-19) and 293 related fatalities in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of cases to over 34.8 million and the death toll to 480,290.

India's active caseload is currently at 75,456, with active cases accounting for less than 1% of all cases, at 0.22 percent, the lowest since March last year, according to the ministry.

According to the ministry, 6,450 Covid-19 patients have been recovered in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of recoveries in the country to 34,243,945. The recovery rate is now at 98.40 percent, the best since March 2020, according to the report.

For the last 85 days, the daily positivity rate of 0.61 percent has been less than 2%, and the weekly positivity rate of 0.64 percent has been less than 1% for the last 44 days.

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