Tuesday, July 5, 2022

India Braces For Spikes In Omicron Cases While Dr. Coetzee Assures Of Mild Infections

New Delhi-The Christian community in Delhi celebrated Christmas with caution on Saturday even as general public festivities remains muted as well amidst concern fuelled by Coronavirus’ Omicron variant. At the same time, a researcher who was among the first to identify this variant has warned that India is likely to experience a spike in the […]

New Delhi-The Christian community in Delhi celebrated Christmas with caution on Saturday even as general public festivities remains muted as well amidst concern fuelled by Coronavirus’ Omicron variant. At the same time, a researcher who was among the first to identify this variant has warned that India is likely to experience a spike in the number of cases but the extent of infection would be mild, just like it was in South Africa.
Dr. Angelique Coetzee has assured that the Covid-19 vaccines are capable of containing the spread of the new variant but the individuals yet to receive their vaccine doses will face a cent percent risk of getting infected.
Meanwhile, the country crossed the 400-mark in Omicron Covid cases but the good news is that the recovery rate is also at its highest (98.40%) since March 2020. So far, India has 415 Omicron cases, which has forced various state governments to impose night curfews and putting curbs on public gatherings in markets. The current caseload of active Corona cases in India is also at its lowest in the past 579 days – 77,302, which is also less than 1% of the total cases today.

Taking cognizance of the current situation vis-a-vis Omicron, the Central Health Ministry on Saturday announced deploying multi-disciplinary Central teams to as many as 10 states to take stock of the cases as well as vaccination coverage. These 10 states are Kerala (which has so far reported the highest number of Omicron cases), Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Punjab.

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