415 Omicron cases in India, highest in Maharashtra

A healthcare worker on duty to take samples for COVID. [FPK File Photo]

New Delhi: India has reported a total of 415 Omicron cases, the country’s Health Ministry said on Saturday morning.

At least 115 have recovered, the ministry said. Maharashtra has the highest number of Omicron infections with 108, followed by Delhi with 79. Gujarat has 43 cases and Telangana 38. Kerala has a total of 37 Omicron cases, followed by Tamil Nadu with 34.

On Friday, the Government of India had said of 358 cases of Omicron reported till then, 183 were analysed and it was found that 91 of them were fully vaccinated with three having received booster doses while 70 per cent were asymptomatic.

In Maharashtra, gatherings of five or more will not be allowed between 9 pm and 6 am, the state government has said.

Haryana and Delhi have also tightened restrictions in view of Christmas, though Delhi has allowed places of worship to remain open.

Meanwhile, the country’s COVID count rose to 3,47,79,815 with 7,189 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, while active cases have declined to 77,032, according to data updated by India’s Health Ministry this morning.


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