March 24, 2023

Omicron cases dip to 168 after Thursday’s peak of 263 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: After reporting highest single-day spike in Omicron cases for two consecutive days, India on Friday recorded lesser number of infections with Maharashtra, which had been leading the spurt for the last two days, reporting just four cases.
India reported 168 cases on Friday — lower than 263 on Thursday and 215 on Wednesday — taking the country’s total tally to 1,379. While Maharashtra just reported four cases, a sharp fall from 198 the previous day, Delhi led the states in single-day tally with 57 cases. Kerala was second with 44 cases while Haryana and Karnataka recorded 23 cases each, Gujarat 16 and Andhra Pradesh 1.
Maharashtra continues to lead the states in overall tally with 454 cases, followed by Delhi (320 cases), Gujarat (113) and Kerala (107). All other states have cases in double or single digits. With 44 cases, Kerala reported its highest single day tally so far. Health minister Veena George said no community spread of the new variant has been reported. The cases reported in the state include 52 people who came from low-risk countries, 41 from high-risk countries and 14 who came into contact with these people. Besides Kerala, Gujarat was the other state to cross the 100-mark on Friday.
Meanwhile, a 73-year-old man from Udaipur who had been infected with the Omicron variant died on Friday, days after recovery. Health authorities said the he died of post-Covid complications.

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