Omicron variant live updates: India reports 6,563 new Covid cases, lowest since May 2020

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India’s Omicron tally at 156

Two new Omicron cases reported in Delhi, case tally rises to 24, says Delhi Health Department

Out of these 24 patients, 12 have been discharged and 12 are under treatment, adds the Health department.

Most of the world’s vaccines likely won’t prevent infection from Omicron

A growing body of preliminary research suggests the Covid vaccines used in most of the world offer almost no defense against becoming infected by the highly contagious omicron variant.

India’s cumulative Covid-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 137.67 crore

India reports 132 deaths in last 24 hours

India’s active caseload currently stands at 82,267; lowest in 572 days

India reports 6,563 new cases, 132 deaths in last 24 hours

New US push for vaccines, boosters to stem ‘raging’ Omicron

US health officials urged Americans on Sunday to get booster shots, wear masks and be careful if they travel over the winter holidays, as the Omicron variant raged across the world and was set to take over as the dominant strain in the United States.

Thailand to consider reinstating mandatory quarantine over Omicron

Thailand’s public health minister said on Monday that his ministry will propose reinstating mandatory quarantine for foreign visitors due to concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.

Mizoram has recorded 33 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the state’s Department of Information and Public Relations on Monday.

Delhi to assess readiness for fresh Covid fight

With the number of Covid-19 cases rising in the capital — and the Omicron variant being an added concern — lieutenant governor Anil Baijal and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will on Monday review the state of preparedness in the city at a meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority.

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Omicron tally in Karnataka rises to 19

Only 4 Maharashtra districts may reach 100% first-dose target by year-end

Fewer than five of the 36 districts in Maharashtra would be able to achieve 100% first-dose vaccination coverage against Covid-19 before the end of the year.The state has given a single shot to 86% of its population, but 22 districts are below that average.

Covid-19: Anthony Fauci warns of bleak winter with Omicron ‘raging through the world’

Top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci on Sunday warned of a bleak winter ahead as the Omicron coronavirus variant spurs a new wave of infections globally, sparking restrictions and concerns over hospital capacity.

West Bengal reports 565 COVID-19 cases, 9 fatalities.

Infection tally rises to 16,27,076, death toll 19,669. Number of active cases stands at 7,489.

Delta still dominant strain circulating in India: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday said the Delta variant of coronavirus continues to be the dominant circulating strain in India and Omicron has not replaced it yet, meaning current preventive measures and vaccines would remain effective. Read more

First in 19 months, India’s weekly Covid count falls below 50,000

Despite the growing Omicron scare and rising coronavirus cases globally, Covid infections continue to fall in India. The country logged less than 50,000 fresh cases in the week ending Sunday, the first time in 19 months that the weekly count had dropped below that mark. Read more

Can tweak existing Covid vaccines to fight new strains: Guleria

Randeep Guleria, director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)-Delhi, on Sunday said the current vaccines against Covid-19 could be tweaked to offer protection against newer variants of the contagion. Read more

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10 fresh cases take India’s Omicron tally past 150-mark

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