India : Omicron cases cross 140 in the country
Omicron cases in India rose to 145 on Saturday after Karnataka and Kerala reported 6 and 4 cases respectively, while 8 more persons in Maharashtra tested positive for the Variant. A 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy, who recently arrived in Gujarat from the United Kingdom also tested positive for the variant.
The central government had also warned earlier that the spread of the new variant will outpace the Delta variant where there is community transmission. It has advised people to avoid non-essential travel and mass gatherings and keep New Year celebrations at low intensity.
With 7,081 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of cases rose to 3,47,40,275, while the active cases declined to 83,913, the lowest in 570 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll has climbed to 4,77,422, with 264 daily fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.