Zoom News : Jan 03, 2022, 11:43 AM
New Delhi: India's Omicron infections stand at 1,700, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday. India’s cumulative Omicron tally, after adding 10 more cases reported in Karnataka, stood at 1,710.The variant of concern has spread to 23 states. Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 510 cases, followed by Delhi (351), Kerala (156), Gujarat (136), Tamil Nadu (121) and Rajasthan (120).Ten more cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka, the State's Health Minister K Sudhakar said on Monday. This takes the state's Omicron tally to 76. "Ten new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Karnataka on Jan 2nd taking the tally to 76. Bengaluru: 8 cases (of which 5 are international travellers). Dharwad: 2 cases," Sudhakar said in a tweet. The country's first two Omicron cases were detected in the state on December 2As per the ministry, the country reported 33,750 new COVID-19 cases and 123 deaths in the last 24 hours.India Omicron update: State-wise tallyMaharashtra 510Delhi 351Kerala 156Gujarat 136Tamil Nadu 121Rajasthan 120Telangana 67Karnataka 76Haryana 63Odisha 37West Bengal 20Andhra Pradesh 17Madhya Pradesh 9Uttar Pradesh 8Uttarakhand 8Chandigarh 3Jammu and Kashmir 3Andaman and Nicobar Islands 2Goa 1Himachal Pradesh 1Ladakh 1Manipur 1Punjab 1The World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he was optimistic that the Covid-19 pandemic will end in 2022 only if inequity ends. In a statement on Friday, WHO's Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said "as enter the third year of the Covid-19 pandemic, I'm confident that this will be the year we end it - but only if we do it together".