US health officials said the Omicron variant has been detected in about a third of states. He added that the Delta variant is responsible for the majority of cases across the country. On Monday, New York City announced a coronavirus vaccine mandate for all private employers as the city battles the spread of the Omicron variant, after the first seven cases were confirmed among residents.
Confirmed cases of COVID-19 have exceeded 265.8 million globally, according to Johns Hopkins University. The number of confirmed deaths has now crossed 5.25 million. According to Our World Data, more than 8.18 billion vaccination doses have been administered globally.
Thailand has detected its first case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. The UK reported 86 new cases of the Omicron variant on Sunday, bringing its total detected so far to 246. This comes after recording a daily number of new COVID-19 cases on Friday – 5,352. Senegal has reported its first confirmed case of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
The Indian state of Maharashtra said that it has detected seven new cases of the Omicron COVID-19 variant, bringing the total to 12 cases in the country. Strict rules for international travelers to enter the US. All arriving passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show proof of a negative test within one day of their departure. People in the United States will be required to wear masks on airplanes, trains, buses, and other transportation until March 18, according to senior Biden administration officials.