Covid rages: India records 1.68 lakh new cases, 4,461 of Omicron

NEW DELHI: A total of 4,461 Omicron cases have been dedicated in the last 24 hours. India logged 1,68,063 new Covid-19 cases and the total tally of Covid cases to  3,58,75,790, while 277 people deaths to the virus, according to the Union Health Minister data updated on Tuesday. 

As per the data, Maharashtra reported the highest number of 1,247 cases, followed by Rajasthan 645 and Delhi 546.

Two weeks into the third wave in India, a rise in Covid-linked deaths is becoming visible, however, the rate of increase is nowhere as fast as the surge in infections. While deaths across the country are inching towards the three-figure mark, compared to the second wave, deaths as a proportion of the infection numbers are still very low, as of now.

With addition of new cases and deaths, the state’s COVID-19 tally jumped to 69,53,514, while the toll rose to 1,41,647, the department said.

Of the 33,470 new cases and eight deaths in the state, 13,648 infections and five fatalities were reported from Mumbai city alone.


Tamil Nadu increased by over 1,000 in the last 24 hours, number of infections in the past 24 hrs to 13,990 while death toll to 36,866 on Monday, a health bulletin said.

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