New Delhi: The new omicron variant of the coronavirus infection took just a few weeks to spread to 12 Indian states, bringing the country’s total to 200 on Tuesday, according to data provided by the Union Department of Health. With Maharashtra and Delhi recording the maximum number of cases at 54 each, India now has around 200 Omicron infections. Meanwhile, the number of Omicron cases in Telangana, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Kerala and Gujarat stood at 20, 19, 18, 15 and 14 respectively. And Uttar Pradesh has recorded two cases of Omicron, and Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal have recorded one case each.Also Read – US Records First Omicron Variant Death, Man Was ‘Unvaccinated’: Report
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- Of the 200 Omicron cases in India, 77 patients have recovered or have migrated, the health ministry has informed.
- In Maharashtra, up to 31 out of 54 patients who were found infected with the novel variant of the Omicron coronavirus in Maharashtra have so far been discharged from hospitals after returning negative RT-PCR test reports, an official said. health department.
- A total of 34 cases of the novel Omicron variant of the coronavirus have been reported at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in Delhi, of which 17 patients were discharged from the hospital and the rest of the patients are admitted to other hospitals, a briefed Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain. Tuesday.
- Amid the growing number of Omicron cases in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday afternoon that all samples that tested positive for the infection would now be sent for genome sequencing. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) at which the Omicron situation, including its possible effects and the measures to be taken to deal with it, was discussed, according to the chief minister.
- Most Omicron patients in the country were asymptomatic or had mild symptoms, health officials said.
- Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told the Rajya Sabha on Monday that the country was ready to face the new onslaught from Omicron. “… The country’s vaccine manufacturing capacity will be increased to 45 crore doses per month over the next two months,” he said.
- Buffer stocks of drugs and oxygen have been put in place to fight any epidemic and 48,000 ventilators have been distributed to states, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said. Up to 88% of the country’s eligible population received the first dose of a vaccine and 58% were fully immunized.
- The Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) in its latest newsletter, while noting that the variant continues to grow rapidly as a variant of global concern, said there was no still clear evidence of transmissibility, immune evasion or severity of Omicron in India, said
- Looking at the growing number of Omicron cases in the country, the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) in its latest bulletin dated Dec. 13, released on Monday, said public health measures and investigations were underway to examine the new variant.
- Data from the Ministry of Health on Tuesday also showed that India recorded 5,326 new cases of coronavirus infections, the lowest in 581 days, bringing the total of COVID-19 cases to 3,47 52,164, while active cases declined to 79,097, the lowest in 574 days. The death toll climbed to 4.78,007 with 453 new deaths, according to data updated at 8 a.m. The daily increase in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 15,000 in the past 54 days now.
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