The Coronavirus cases due to the newly detected Omicron variant are gradually increasing in India. The Omicron tally has now crossed 150 on Monday with Karnataka reporting five more cases on December 19. As per the official data, the five patients are from Dharwad, Bhadravathi, Udupi (2) and Mangaluru.
Maharashtra has also reported six cases, while Gujarat logged four more on Sunday. Maharashtra has the highest number of Omicron cases in the country at 54, followed by Delhi with 22 infections.
According to central and state officials, Omicron cases have been detected in: Maharashtra (54), Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17) and Karnataka (19), Telangana (20), Gujarat (11), Kerala (11), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (4).
Meanwhile, India on Monday reported 6,563 new Covid-19 cases and 132 deaths in the last 24 hours. With 8,077 recoveries, the active cases in the country stood at 82,267, according to the Health Ministry’s bulletin.