Covid: With 46 new cases, India’s Omicron tally now 717 | India News – Times of India

India added 46 more cases to its Omicron tally on Tuesday, significantly lower than the 135 infections recorded the previous day, which was the biggest spurt in daily count since the highly infectious variant of coronavirus was detected in the country on December 2. India’s total Omicron tally on Tuesday evening stood at 717.
Delhi led the spurt in fresh cases with 23 patients testing positive, taking the national capital’s total to 165, just two short of Maharashtra, which has the highest number of cases in the country. Significantly, no fresh cases were reported in Maharashtra on Tuesday.
Sources in the Delhi government said that with Omicron cases on the rise, it is likely that all international passengers arriving in the national capital might have to go for mandatory quarantine at hotels near the Delhi airport. This measure is being mulled to contain the community spread of the new variant.


Besides Delhi, Tamil Nadu recorded 11 cases, taking its tally to 45, while seven cases were reported from Telangana and five from Gujarat. With a total of 78 cases, Gujarat is the third worst affected state in the country after Maharashtra and Delhi. Telangana ranks fourth with 62 cases.
In Tamil Nadu, of the 11 fresh cases, seven are from Chennai. As many as 24 of the total 45 patients in the state have been discharged.

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