New Delhi: India witnessed the highest single day rise of Omicron infections with 156 fresh cases, taking the total tally of such cases to 578, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday. The ministry said 151 out of the 578 people who contracted the infection have recovered or migrated.
The 578 cases have been detected across 19 states and UTs with Delhi recording the maximum number of 142 cases followed by Maharashtra at 141, Kerala 57, Gujarat 49, Rajasthan 43 and Telangana 41.
India logged 6,531 new COVID-19 infections and 315 related deaths pushing India’s total tally of cases to 3,47,93,333 and death toll to 4,79,997. Active cases in the country have declined to 75,841. 578 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected by now across 19 states and Union Territories.
In wake of the increasing cases of COVID-19, states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka have also reimposed night curfew and banned large gatherings. Night curfew will be imposed in Delhi from December 27 amid a rapid rise in Covid-19 cases. The night curfew will remain in force from 11 pm to 5 am.
The Election Commission of India (ECI) will convene a meeting with senior officials of the Union Health Ministry including Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Monday to discuss about the current COVID-19 situation as five states are going into polls next year, informed ECI sources.
With PTI inputs.