India's Omicron tally above 500

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India's Omicron tally above 500
India's Omicron tally above 500

New Delhi : Crossing the 500-mark, the total number of Omicron cases in India has gone to 535 on Sunday, after cases were reported in two more states – Himachal Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Madhya Pradesh has reported a total of nine cases, all of them foreign travelers. MP home minister Narottam Mishra confirmed on Sunday that Omicron cases were detected in the state.

"All nine Omicron cases are fully vaccinated, including one from the US who has taken a booster dose. Six have been discharged and the other three are either hospitalised or in home isolation," Indore chief medical health officer Dr BS Saitya said.

Himachal Pradesh has registered its first case of Omicron variant in a 45-year-old woman who had travelled to Canada. She returned on December 3.

Maharashtra reported 31 cases, its single-highest detections in a day, taking the state tally to 141. Twenty-seven cases were found in Mumbai, including patients found positive during screening at the airport. 

Kerala reported the second highest daily cases, 19, taking the state’s tally to 57, the third highest in the country after Maharashtra (141 cases) and Delhi (79 cases). Rajasthan and Gujarat have 49 cases each. Haryana reported seven new cases raising the state’s tally to 13.