India's omicron tally reaches 61
The number of people infected with omicron strain in India has grown by over 20 people to reach 61
The number of people infected with omicron strain in India has grown by over 20 people to reach 61, the country's authorities said, Qazet.az informs, citing RIA Novosti.
The omicron strain, which differs from the previous strains for the higher number of new mutations, was revealed in African countries in November. By the results of an extraordinary session, the World Health Organization decided to classify the new coronavirus strain as a variant of concern.
The health ministries of the Indian states say that most of the omicron patients have come from abroad or contacted those who came from abroad. The condition of all of them is assessed as mild.
India remains second in the world in the number of revealed coronavirus cases. According to the recent data from the health ministry, since March of the last year, when the pandemic hit the country, the overall number of infections has reached 34.7 million. More than 34.1 million have recovered, while more than 476,000 have succumbed to the deadly pathogen.