According to data issued by the Union health ministry, coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in India have increased rapidly in the last week. The Omicron variation, which contains approximately thirty-two mutations and spreads more rapidly than the Delta version, is thought to be the cause of the recent uptick in cases.
More than 640,000 cases of Covid-19 were reported to the Indian government in the week ending January 9. From December 27 to January 2, 1,02,330 instances were reported. This is a greater than six-fold increase.
The number of Covid-19 cases reported daily in India increased from 6,531 on December 27 to 27,553 on January 2 according to data published by the Union health ministry and displayed on the WHO website.
After then (on January 3), the number of cases reached 33,750, and on January 9, it had surpassed the 1.50 lakh threshold (1,59,632 to be exact). Covid-19 instances surpassed one million for the second day in a straight in India. Deaths from Omicron infection have increased, albeit at a considerably slower rate, indicating that it is spreading quickly but not as dangerously as was the case with the second wave. The mortality toll from Covid-19 in India rose to 761 in the week from January 3 to 9 in the week ended January 2.
During these two weeks, 2,020 people died (December 27-January 2) and 1,868 people died (December 27-January 2). (from January 3-9). State governments have made a total of these modifications.
The United States is the most severely afflicted country by Covid-19, with India coming in second. For new instances reported in recent week alone, India is ranked number four.
The United States had the most instances (4,027,033) in the previous week, followed by France (1,419,654) and the United Kingdom (UK) (1,267,948).