10 New Cases Of Omicron Detected In Delhi

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  • Karnataka, Delhi and Gujarat together on Thursday reported 10 fresh cases.
  • Countrywide tally of the new variant increased to 97.
  • 10 people have been discharged out of 20 in Delhi.

New Delhi: As many as 10 fresh cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in the national capital, health minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday. These infections have pushed the countrywide tally of the new mutant strain to 97. “10 new cases of Omicron Variant reported in Delhi, taking the total number of cases of the variant here to 20. A total of 10 people, out of these 20, have been discharged,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain today.

Earlier on Thursday, India reported 14 fresh Omicron cases, taking the tally of patients contracting the highly infections coronavirus variant in the country to 87. While Karnataka reported 5 new cases, Delhi and Telangana saw 4 each and Gujarat 1. There have been growing concerns over the possibility of a 3rd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic amid the surge in Omicron cases in the country.

Maharashtra has so far reported the highest number of Omicron cases at 32, followed by Rajasthan at 17. The cases have also been reported in the states of Karnataka (8), Gujarat (5), Kerala (5), Telangana (2), Tamil Nadu (1), West Bengal (1) and Andhra Pradesh (1) and Union Territories of Delhi (10) and Chandigarh (1).

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