Omicron Cases in India
A new Omicron variant has been suspected in 6 states & 1 Union Territory till date. We haven’t coped up with COVID-19 yet and now a new variant named “Omicron” is in the air. Till today, India has reported 38 total cases of covid omicron variant with Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh and Kerala reporting their first infections today 13th December 2021. Firstly it was observed in Karnataka where two cases were reported. Later on, one case was found in Jamnagar (Gujarat) one in Maharashtra, and one in Delhi. Later on Sunday, seven cases (6 belonging to the same family) were reported in Maharashtra’s Pune district and nine cases in Jaipur. Maharashtra has been on the top in the number of counts with 18 total cases of Omicron Virus.
Omicron Cases in India- State wise List
If you are looking for state-wise Omicron Cases in India, check the table given below.
|Omicron Cases in India- State wise List (Till 13th Dec)|
|Union Territories of Delhi||2|
|Total Omicron Cases in India||38|
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As Omicron, the new variant of SARS-CoV2 has been detected, people have been in panic mode in the wake of which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal consoled the public and advised them to follow social distancing and use face masks to ward off the disease. Manindra Agarwal, the IIT scientist, forecasted that with the new variant the country could see the third wave by February but it will be milder than the second wave likely to be reaching up to 1-1.5 lakh a day in the country.
Several states have stepped up vaccination, surveillance and containment measures against the new Omicron variant. Tamil Nadu government has initiated door-to-door vaccination while Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai declared that the state is fully prepared to control the new variant. The Centre is taking strict actions on patients coming from abroad in various states and ensuring rules are observed strictly at our international airports.
What is Omicron?
There’s a lot no one has understood yet about the Omicron variant but in short, it is a fast-spreading virus and a variant of SARS-CoV-2 which was first reported to WHO on 24th November 2021 from South Africa. WHO has declared it as the “variant of concern”. The Omicron variant is named after the fifteenth letter in the Greek alphabet. The variant contains more than 30 changes to the spike protein — the SARS-CoV-2 protein that recognizes host cells and is the main target of the body’s immune responses.
No unusual or severe illnesses have yet been associated with the Omicron variant. Mild symptoms like sore throat, body ache and weakness have been reported to the patient's tested positive for the Omicron virus.