Kerala has added 44 new cases of the new Omicron variant of coronavirus, as per the latest update shared by the State Health Minister Veena George on Friday.
With this, the total tally of Omicron cases in the state has risen to 107, he said. Speaking about the vaccination drive against COVID-19 in Kerala, the State Health Minister said that 98 per cent and 79 per cent of the eligible population has been inoculated with the first dose and second dose respectively in the state so far.
“Total 44 new #Omicron cases reported in Kerala today, taking the total tally to 107. Genomic sequencing samples are being sent, sentinel surveillance is underway. So far, 98 per cent eligible population has been inoculated with 1st dose, 79 per cent with 2nd dose,” the Health Minister said.
Meanwhile, Kerala reported 620 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of active cases to 20,525 in the state. As many 2,879 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in the state to 51,76,535.