Omicron surge is very fast in India, 1431 cases reported

Centre has given alert to 8 states which witnessed a rise in Omicron cases, Maharashtra stands first place in Omicron variant, it has banned entry to the public places.

Omicron surge is very fast in India, 1431 cases reported

New Delhi: The Omicron cases has been increased to 1,431 in India with Maharashtra having the most number of Omicron variant coronavirus cases. However, a total of 22,775 covid cases was reported in the country.

Omicron variant has spread to 23 states, Maharashtra is the worst affected state with 454 cases, followed by Delhi 351 cases. Tamil Nadu has 118 cases, Gujarat has 115 cases and Kerala is 100 Omicron cases.

World Health Organization chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said that the surge is going to be very fast and many people are going to be sick, she said. Though it has highly infectious, the impact is very mild, people are seen recovering and very less mortality, experts say.

India's total covid cases have shot up to 3,48,61,579 as the country reported 22,775 cases today, a 35 per cent jump from yesterday's 16,764 infections. 406 Covid-related deaths were also reported during the period, the Health Ministry data reveals.

The Centre has alerted 8 states in India, Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Few states have imposed night curfew and imposed restrictions in public places. Maharashtra has banned entry to public places due to the increase of Omicron variant in the state.