Omicron Covid

India's daily COVID-19 cases drop below 50,000 mark in nearly 40 days

As many as 44,877 fresh COVID-19 cases were reported across the country in the 24-hour period, the lowest since January 4 when 37,379 new cases were recorded. 

published on : 13th February 2022

Omicron variant may not be 'milder' itself, US scientists caution

Researchers noted that the perceived lower severity of Omicron infections is most likely due to factors related to the level of immunity in infected people.

published on : 4th February 2022

England lifts COVID restrictions as Omicron threat recedes

The government last week dropped its advice for people to work from home as well as guidance for face coverings in classrooms.

published on : 27th January 2022

Efforts increased to curb Covid spread in Krishna district

The officials instructed all the hospitals to take strict measures to prevent oxygen deficiency under any circumstances. 

published on : 9th January 2022

Omicron wave may have peaked in South Africa, President lifts overnight curfew

"The curfew will be lifted. There will therefore be no restrictions on the hours of movement of people," the Presidency said in a statement.

published on : 31st December 2021

Odisha plans to complete vax of teenagers in a month

The eligible beneficiaries can register on the CoWIN app with the help of their school, college identity card.

published on : 31st December 2021

No public gathering; political events with 100 persons ceiling: Odisha government

Keeping in view the three-tier Panchayat elections early next year, political gatherings were allowed subject to a ceiling of not more than 100 persons in full compliance with Covid guidelines

published on : 31st December 2021

Omicron likely to be dominant strain globally in 2022: Singapore experts

"The genetic backbone of Omicron is very, very different. However, we don't yet have consistent data whether those genetic differences result in increased severity," the professor explained.

published on : 24th December 2021

Telangana: Positivity rate low in tri-districts, but doctors advise abundant caution

There are no major signs of Covid-19, including its latest variant Omicron, spreading in Hyderabad, Rangareddy and Medchal. 

published on : 24th December 2021

Hits 'keep coming': Hospitals struggle as COVID beds fill up in the US

The national seven-day average of COVID-19 hospital admissions was 60,000 by Wednesday, far off last winter's peak but 50% higher than in early November, the US government reported. 

published on : 19th December 2021

Conflicting Omicron data pushes government into action

Centre to review hospital infra, including status of oxygen devices

published on : 19th December 2021

‘Omicron is dangerous, don’t lower guard’

Health experts and doctors said a ‘sense of complacency’ has again crept in, despite witnessing the ‘horrors of the second wave’ of Covid infections earlier this year.

published on : 18th December 2021

Omicron infects 70 times faster but may cause less severe disease: Study

Taken together with the recent studies that showed Omicron can partially escape immunity from vaccines and past infection, the overall threat from the variant is likely to be very significant.

published on : 16th December 2021

Omicron variant of Covid-19 virus will spread rapidly in India, says expert

The Omicron variant of Covid-19 is infecting people who had a prior infection at a much higher rate than previous variants.

published on : 13th December 2021

Omicron milder than delta? South African doctors see signs

“At the moment, virtually everything points toward it being milder disease,” Willem Hanekom, director of the Africa Health Research Institute, said.

published on : 11th December 2021
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