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2 Cases of Omicron Reported in India, Health Ministry Informs

Omicron, the new variant of Corona coming out in many world countries, has created panic. Now Omicron has entered the country as well. The Health Ministry said today that in the last 24 hours, two cases of Omicron had been reported in the country. Both the cases have been found in Karnataka. Of these, the age of one infected is 66, and the other is 46 years old. All his contacts have been identified and are being monitored.

Their report was received late on Wednesday night. Both are undergoing treatment and are being monitored. The Health Ministry said that we do not have to create an atmosphere of fear or fear. The vaccine is to be adopted following the corona protocol. The government is monitoring the situation.

ICMR DG Balram Bhargava said that two cases of Omicron had been detected in Karnataka through genome sequencing of the INSACOG consortium of 37 laboratories set up by the Health Ministry. We do not need to panic, but awareness is critical. COVID compliant behaviour is required.

Along with this, Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, Lav Agarwal, said that 373 cases of the Omicron variant had been registered in about 29 countries. It is five times more likely to be contagious.

He said Europe had seen the most significant increase in the number of cases being seen across the globe. In the last week, 70 per cent of the world’s claims have been reported here. The European region recorded nearly 2.75 lakh new cases and over 31,000 deaths in the week ending 28 November.

In comparison, the Southeast Asian region, which includes India and 11 other countries, recorded only 1.2 lakh cases in the last week. It accounts for only 3.1 per cent of the world’s total points. A decrease in cases is being recorded in the Southeast Asian region.

Luv Aggarwal said that the cases of Corona in the country are continuously decreasing. However, the figures for infection are still high in the two states. Kerala and Maharashtra are the two states with more than 10,000 active cases. Fifty-five per cent of the country’s cases have been registered in these two states.

Lav Aggarwal said that the second dose of vaccination has increased. Several initiatives have been taken to increase the number of vaccinations across the country. The number of coronavirus cases is rising in Europe; 70 per cent of the global Kovid 19 cases have been recorded in this region.


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Lt Governor reviews Covid-19 situation across the UT

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today reviewed the Covid-19 situation across the UT in a series of meetings with the members of the Covid Task Force, DCs & SPs.

During the meetings, the Lt Governor reiterated the importance of Tele-consultation, expanding the services to far-flung areas and efficient monitoring of those in home isolation.
He also underlined the importance of involving the Community in awareness campaigns to sensitize people on mask usage and Covid protocol.

“We need to protect healthcare personnel, patients and communities, and accordingly our focus should remain on ramping up healthcare infrastructure, availability of oxygen, ventilators, essential medicines, etc”, the Lt Governor said.

The Lt Governor stressed that Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid Appropriate Behaviour and Vaccination will continue to be our strategy to effectively fight the Covid-19.

He impressed upon the officials to ensure proper implementation of Covid Protocol and CAB among the people to effectively break the chain of transmission.

The Lt Governor was briefed about the Covid containment measures at the district level including the functionality of War rooms, Covid help-lines, IEC campaign regarding Covid Appropriate Behaviour, distribution of Covid kits, besides facilities for extending assistance to people in need.

The chair also took stock of the vaccination drive for the 15-18 years age group and the precaution dose vaccination for healthcare & frontline workers and those over 60 years of age with co-morbidities.

Deputy Commissioners and other concerned officials were directed to widely publicize the COVID helpline numbers and other emergency contact numbers.

Sh Vivek Bhardwaj, Additional Chief Secretary, Health and Medical Education Department gave a detailed briefing on the district-wise analysis of the Covid-19 situation, the status of testing, contact tracing and vaccination across the UT, besides the status of bed occupancy in the designated hospitals.

It was informed that five districts – Kulgam, Shopian, Anantnag, Ganderbal and Poonch have completed the 100% coverage of 1st dose of vaccination in the 15-18 years age group, besides 70% of the total targeted population in the 15-18 years age group has been inoculated with the first dose across the UT.

The chair also took stock of the implementation of directions passed in previous meetings.

Sh Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisor to the Lt Governor; Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Sh Atal Dulloo, Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department; Sh Shailendra Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Government, Public Works (R&B) Department; Sh Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lt Governor; besides Senior officers of Civil and police administration attended the meeting, in person and through virtual mode.

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India logs over 2.35 lakh new COVID-19 cases, daily positivity rate down to 13.39 pc

India has reported 2,35,532 new COVID-19 cases and 871 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday.
As per government data, there was a decline in the daily positivity rate to 13.39 per cent from 15.88 per cent on Friday. The weekly positivity rate also dipped to 16.89 per cent from 17.47 per cent yesterday.
India’s active caseload currently stands at 20,04,333 while the active cases account for 4.91 per cent of total cases.
With 3,35,939 recoveries from the infection reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative recoveries mounted to 3,83,60,710. The recovery rate of the country has also improved to 93.89 per cent from 93.60 per cent on Friday.
In the last 24 hours, 17,59,434 tests were conducted, the ministry said.
The death toll is at 4,93,198 and the case fatality rate is 1.21 per cent.
In the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive across the country, 165.04 crore vaccine doses have been administered so far. Notably, India’s vaccination drive commenced on January 16, 2021.

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Covid-19 Stats

29 Jan 2022, 11:04 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

40,858,241 Total Cases
493,218 Death Cases
38,360,710 Recovered Cases


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