First death linked to Omicron variant reported in Rajasthan

The man had tested positive for Covid on December 15 and has been in hospital since then.

The person is reported to have suffering from disease like diabetes, hypertension. But found covid negative on 21 December 2021.

By genome sequencing results on December 25 he was found to carry the Omicron variant. He died six days later on December 31 at around 3:30 am.

India has 2,135 cases of the Omicron variant by now - the most in Maharashtra with 653 cases, followed by Delhi with 464 cases

Meanwhile, Several states have put in curbs like night curfew as Covid cases continue to surge

Those in the 15-18 age group are being inoculated now. Over 147 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India

WHO Says,"Soaring Omicron cases around the world could increase the risk of a newer, more dangerous variant emerging"