Nagaland Health minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet confirmed the detection of 54 cases of Omicron in the state.
Around 33 lakh frontline workers were due to take booster shots and 19.14 lakh or 58% have got them.
In a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, CII said it is critical to ensure that economic recovery remains on track to enable people to recover to pre-pandemic income levels.
Omicron quickly swept through the places it first hit, such as South Africa, the U.K. and the United States, pushing daily cases far higher than at any time during the pandemic.
Of the 249 samples sequenced at the Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar, 148 have been detected with the new highly transmissible variant taking the Omicron tally in Odisha to 349.
The daily cases increased to 5,296 on January 7. On January 12, the daily infection rate went up to 12,742 and the state reported 22,946 fresh infections on January 17.
The other crucial indicators of Omicron are fever not beyond 101 degrees for less than five days and headaches that are stabbing, and a scratchy throat.
WHO said Africa's fourth pandemic wave-driven primarily by the Omicron variant is flattening, marking the shortest-lived surge to date in the continent.
Joint Secretary in Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said that currently, 300 districts in India are reporting weekly case positivity of more than 5 per cent.
58 students of the Rajah Muthiah Medical College and 17 at IIT Madras tested Covid-19 positive.
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These findings are in line with the international sequencing results wherein 90 per cent of the samples are of Omicron variant.
Chairman of COVID-19 Working Group of National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation Dr NK Arora said by the behaviour of the virus, it seems that the wave is driven by the Omicron variant.
The national capital so far has recorded a total of 70 Covid deaths in this month.
Daily positivity rate in Odisha also declined marginally to 6.5 per cent from 6.72 per cent on the previous day due to an increasing number of tests.
Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pratyaya Amrit said that the new Omicron cases in the state hinted at the variant spreading wings in Bihar.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian said the spike was driven by the Omicron variant, with 80-85 per cent of samples showing an ‘S’ gene drop which is a marker for the highly transmissible variant.
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Nearly 90 per cent of those affected by Omicron have received both doses of vaccination and were asymptomatic, Ma Subramanian said.
A total of 1,89,499 tests were conducted on Sunday to detect the presence of viruses in the population. On Sunday, 901 people recovered from the virus.