Delhi: Six new cases of Omicron variant were detected on New Delhi day, bringing the city’s total to 28. The Delhi Ministry of Health said that of those 28 patients, 12 were discharged from the hospital and 16 are being processed.
Among the six new cases, four of the patients infected with the variant are admitted to Max Hospital.
As the number of Omicron cases continues to rise in the country, India has so far registered 159 cases of the variant, which are expected to increase in the coming days.
State Breakdown of Omicron Cases in India
Gujarat – 15
TOP – 2
Maharashtra – 54
Delhi – 28
Tamil Nadu – 1
Andhra Pradesh – 1
West Bengal – 1
Chandigarh – 1
Maharashtra’s Omicron tally rose to 54 after six people tested positive for the variant in the state. According to a PTI report, while two of these patients had previously traveled to Tanzania, two more had returned from England and one from the Middle East. All five are fully vaccinated.
Gujarat also recorded four new cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus on Monday.
A 45-year-old NRI and a teenager from the UK, a Surat-based woman who had recently visited Dubai and a Tanzanian national are the new Omicron variant patients in Gujarat.
Five more cases of the Omicron variant of the new coronavirus have been found in Karnataka, bringing the total to 19.
According to Karnataka’s Minister of Health, Dr K Sudhakar, the five cases were detected on Sunday in Dharwad, Bhadravathi in the district of Shivamogga, Udupi and Mangaluru.
He said a 54-year-old man from Dharwad, a 20-year-old woman from Bhadravathi, an 82-year-old man and a 73-year-old woman from Udupi, and a 19-year-old woman from Mangaluru contracted the Omicron variant.
All infected people were inoculated with the two doses of Covishield vaccine. Their travel history and contacts with international travelers are being verified.
None of them showed symptoms of COVID-19 and were in good health, the department said.