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The number of Omicron patients in the country has crossed the 1,000 mark on Friday. In just 28 days in India, the total number of Omicron patients reached 1002 in 24 states and union territories.
The cases of the new variant in Maharashtra have gone up to 450. It is the highest in the country. A record 198 patients have been found here on Friday in a single day. According to news agency ANI, the first death from Omicron has also been registered in Maharashtra itself.
Death of infected returned from Nigeria
Maharashtra has recorded the first death from Omicron in the country. Here 52-year-old Omicron infected died of a heart attack. According to news agency ANI, the patient died on December 28 only. The man, who returned from Nigeria, was being treated at the Yashwant Chavan Hospital of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. He was a diabetic for 13 years.
However, the state government has considered it a death due to non-Covid reasons. The state’s Public Health Department said it was a coincidence that today’s report of genome sequencing of samples sent to the National Institute of Virology showed that he was Omicron infected.
The first Omicron case was found on 2 December
The first two cases of Omicron in the country were found in Karnataka on 2 December. The cases increased to 50 on December 14. The number of cases rose to 100 on December 17. It takes only 5 days to have 200 cases. Now this figure has crossed 1 thousand. That is, in just the next 8 days, the figure of Omicron increased from 200 to 5 times faster to reach the number of 1 thousand. Looking at the figures, it can be said that the speed of its infection has increased.
358 Omicron infected cured
So far 358 Omicron infected have been cured in the country. At the same time, the number of active patients is 644. Delhi ranks second in the country after Maharashtra with 263 cases of Omicron. Here 57 patients have been cured, while 206 are still under treatment.
At the same time, Gujarat is at number three in the country with 97 cases. There are a total of 97 patients here, out of which 44 have been recovered and 53 are still undergoing treatment. At the same time, Rajasthan (69) and Kerala (65) are in fourth and fifth place respectively with cases.