Guwahati: Omicron cases in India are fast approaching the 1000 mark.
To be more specific, India has so far recorded a total of 950 cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in 21 states and UTs.
Of the total number of Omicron cases, 241 people have recovered so far.
The highest number of cases were reported in Delhi with 238 cases, while
Maharashtra is in second place with 167 cases.
Meanwhile, with 9,195 people testing positive for coronavirus infection yesterday, the total number of COVID-19 cases in India has risen to 3,488,088,886, while active cases jumped to 77,002.
However, the daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 15,000 in the past 62 days now.
With that, active cases represent 0.22% of total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.40%, the highest since March 2020.
Meanwhile, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the more transmissible Omicron, as well as the Delta variants currently in circulation, could lead to a “tsunami of cases” that could overwhelm health systems and disrupt. new lives and livelihoods.
While WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated his concern over a recent account that Omicron caused more mild or less severe illnesses.
According to Mike Ryan, executive director of the WHO health emergency program, although Omicron appears to be more transmissible, has a shorter incubation period and causes mild illness, it is based on the largely young population. that the variant has infected.