Omicron cases

Nagaland reports first Omicron case

Nagaland Health minister S Pangnyu Phom in a tweet confirmed the detection of 54 cases of Omicron in the state.

published on : 1st February 2022

No doctor death yet in third wave of Covid pandemic, says IMA

Around 33 lakh frontline workers were due to take booster shots and 19.14 lakh or 58% have got them.

published on : 23rd January 2022

Covid19: CII wants Kerala to follow calibrated restrictions without impacting economic revival

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.

published on : 21st January 2022

Latin America and Asia latest to get hit with omicron surge

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.

published on : 21st January 2022

Omicron fast replacing Delta in Odisha, constitute 60% of genome sequenced samples

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.

published on : 20th January 2022

Daily Covid cases cross 34,000-mark in Kerala, govt to decide on curbs

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.

published on : 19th January 2022

COVID-19: 'Dry cough means Delta and wet can be Omicron', say experts

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.

published on : 15th January 2022

After six-week surge, Africa's Omicron-driven fourth pandemic wave flattens: WHO

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.

published on : 14th January 2022

Covid case positivity rate very high, don't treat Omicron as common cold: Centre

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. 

published on : 12th January 2022

Rajah Muthiah Medical College, IIT Madras turn Covid clusters after students test positive

58 students of the Rajah Muthiah Medical College and 17 at IIT Madras tested Covid-19 positive.

published on : 12th January 2022

Should you take the cocktail shot?

As the world stands divided on this, city doctors share if monoclonal antibody therapy is a viable solution

published on : 12th January 2022

87 per cent of COVID positive samples in Telangana are of Omicron as variant replaces Delta

These findings are in line with the international sequencing results wherein 90 per cent of the samples are of Omicron variant. 

published on : 12th January 2022

India likely to witness sharp spike in Covid cases in coming days: Expert

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.

published on : 11th January 2022

35 of 46 who died of Covid-19 in Delhi between January 5-9 were not vaccinated

The national capital so far has recorded a total of 70 Covid deaths in this month.

published on : 11th January 2022

Odisha orders 5 lakh OmiSure kits to detect Omicron cases

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.

published on : 11th January 2022

27 cases of Omicron COVID-19 variant reported in Bihar

Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Pratyaya Amrit said that the new Omicron cases in the state hinted at the variant spreading wings in Bihar.

published on : 10th January 2022

Tamil Nadu’s active caseload crosses 50,000

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.

published on : 10th January 2022

Kerala’s Covid cases highest in two months, crucial meeting today

Government may impose more restrictions; cases likely to surge in coming days: Experts

published on : 10th January 2022

80-85% cases in Tamil Nadu are Omicron, rest Delta variant of Covid:  Health Minister

Nearly 90 per cent of those affected by Omicron have received both doses of vaccination and were asymptomatic, Ma Subramanian said.

published on : 9th January 2022

Karnataka reports 12,000 new Covid cases, 9,020 in Bengaluru

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. 

published on : 9th January 2022
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