India’s Omicron tally has risen to 1,700; Maharashtra has been the hardest hit; here’s a state-by-state breakdown

New Delhi: According to data updated on Monday by the Union Health Ministry, a total of 1,700 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected across 23 states and Union Territories, with 639 having recovered or migrated.

Maharashtra has the most cases, with 510, followed by Delhi (351), Kerala (156), Gujarat (136), Tamil Nadu (121), and Rajasthan (120). According to data updated at 8 a.m., India’s Covid tally increased to 3,49,22,882 with 33,750 new cases, while active cases increased to 1,45,582.

The death toll rose to 4,81,893 with 123 more deaths, according to the data. The number of active cases has risen to 1,45,582, accounting for 0.42 percent of all infections, with the national COVID-19 recovery rate standing at 98.20 percent, according to the health ministry.

In the last 24 hours, the active COVID-19 caseload has increased by 22,781 cases. According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate was 3.84 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was 1.68 percent.

The number of people who have recovered from the disease has risen to 3,42,95,407, with a case fatality rate of 1.38 percent. The total number of doses administered in the country as part of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has surpassed 145.68 crore.

On August 7, 2020, India’s COVID-19 tally surpassed 20 lakh, followed by 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5, and 50 lakh on September 16. It surpassed 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20, and one crore on December 19.

On May 4, India passed the two-crore mark, and on June 23, it passed the three-crore mark. Among the 123 new casualties are 78 from Kerala and nine from Maharashtra.

So far, the country has reported 4,81,893 deaths, including 1,41,542 in Maharashtra, 48,113 in Kerala, 38,346 in Karnataka, 36,790 in Tamil Nadu, 25,109 in Delhi, 22,916 in Uttar Pradesh, and 19,781 in West Bengal.

The health ministry emphasised that comorbidities were responsible for more than 70% of the deaths. “Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry stated on its website, adding that the distribution of figures by state is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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