Covid-19: India reports first death due to Omicron variant

By Rajan Nath -- January 05, 2022 3:19 pm -- Updated:January 05, 2022 3:23 pm

India on Wednesday reported its first Covid-19 death linked to the Omicron variant in the western state of Rajasthan, a federal health ministry official said.

Omicron cases in the country have now risen to 2,135, the official told a small group of reporters in New Delhi. With India's first death due to Omicron, the Health Ministry is cautioning people to adhere to Covid Appropriate norms.

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India has logged 58,097 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, and the daily positivity rate is at 4.18 percent the Union Health Ministry informed on Wednesday.

The active caseload of Covid-19 cases in the country now stands at 2,14,004. As per the Ministry, 2,135 cases of the Omicron variant have been detected in India, of which 828 have recovered.

Maharashtra and Delhi are among the worst-hit states with the highest number of recorded Omicron cases at 653 and 464, respectively.

As many as 4,82,551 recoveries and 534 deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours were also reported by the Ministry. While the cumulative recoveries from the virus stand at 3,43,21,803, the total COVID deaths were reported to be 4,82,551.

Further, the Ministry informed that over 147.72 crore COVID vaccine doses have been administered across the nation so far.

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-PTC News

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