A total of 358 Omicron cases have been reported in 17 states in India. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Friday that out of 358, a total of 117 people have been recovered from the infection.
According to the Union health ministry data, 121 people who tested positive for the Omicron variant had a history of foreign travel, while 44 of the infected people had no history of foreign travel. No information is currently available on the 18 others who tested positive for the Omicron variant. Out of the total infected people, 87 patients were fully vaccinated while two patients were partially vaccinated and seven patients were unvaccinated.
As the number of cases are increasing in India, Rajesh Bhushan urged the people to be careful and follow COVID-19 protocol strictly.
“WHO on December 7 said that Omicron has a significant growth advantage over Delta which means, it has greater transmissibility. Omicron cases double within 1.5-3 days, so we have to remain vigilant with Covid-appropriate behaviour,” Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said at a press conference on Friday. He further stated that compared with Europe, North America and Africa, Asia is witnessing a decline in the number of fresh cases. The health ministry said that the world is witnessing the 4th surge of the pandemic. So far, India has seen two surges of the pandemic, one in September 2020 and the second in May 2021.