India reports 13,154 new COVID cases, Omicron case tally rises to 961


New Delhi: India reported 13,154 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours while the Omicron case tally rose to 961 with 263 cases in Delhi and 252 in Maharashtra.

The number of COVID-19 cases nearly doubled in Haryana during the 24-hour period, with Gurgaon seeing a huge spike of 151 infections out of the total 217 cases reported in the state on Wednesday. The state, however, reported no fresh Covid-related death. The state’s infection tally stands at 7,73,061.

According to the health department’s daily bulletin, the death toll remained unchanged at 10,063. No fresh Omicron case was reported in the state, it said. On Tuesday, out of 126 new infections in the state, Gurgaon district had reported 76. Gurgaon, which falls in the National Capital Region, has witnessed a surge in Covid cases over the past one week.

About 38 per cent of the total samples analysed at various genome sequencing laboratories in Delhi in the past one week have been detected with Omicron variant of Covid, according to officials documents, as the cases of the new variant saw a record spike in this period in the national capital.

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