In an alarming development, India’s Omicron caseload jumped by a third in one day. The country now has 358 cases of the newly detected variant of Covid-19 across 17 states and Union Territories.
As per the Union Health Ministry, 114 people have recovered after being treated. The active Omicron caseload in India is now 244, the government said.
Most Omicron cases in India have been reported from Maharashtra (88), Delhi (67), Telangana (38), Tamil Nadu (34), Karnataka (31), Gujarat (30), Kerala (27), Rajasthan (22). Odisha, Haryana, J&K, Andhra Pradesh, Bengal, UP, Chandigarh, Ladakh and Uttarakhand have reported between one and four cases each of the new variant.
Meanwhile, India is yet to give its nod to the booster doses of the Covid vaccines. On the other side, several countries, including the US, the UK, and Australia, have already started the third round of inoculations.