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21 confirmed Omicron cases in India

21 confirmed Omicron

The emerging Omicron variant has been a cause of global concern with its high transmissibility but possibly low fatality. India’s Omicron tally rose to 21 by Sunday with nine of which were reported in Rajasthan, eight in Maharashtra, two in Karnataka and one each in Delhi and Gujarat. The tally is likely to rise as more suspected cases are reported from across the country.

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According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data, 8,306 fresh Covid-19 cases were reported in the country in the last 24 hours taking the active caseload in the country to 98,416. This is the lowest active caseload in the past 552 days. 211 deaths in the last 24 hours were reported in India.

A residential school run by the central government in Narasimharajapura taluk saw 94 students testing positive for Covid-19, Delhi saw 63 positive cases being reported on Sunday. This was the third day in a row when the country’s capital reported cases above 50. There were 54 cases reported on Friday and 51 on Saturday along with the first case of the Omicron variant. Further, around 43 medical students of Chalmeda Anand Rao Institute of Medical Sciences at Bommakal in Karimnagar district of Telangana have tested positive for COVID-19 after the annual day fest was organized in the college a week ago and is being considered as a possible source of the virus spread.

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