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COVID-19 News Updates

At 8,603, India Sees Dip In Covid Cases In A Day
At 8,603, India Sees Dip In Covid Cases In A Day

India's Active caseload presently stands at 99,974.

Omicron Already Present In Community, Karnataka In Battle Mode
Omicron Already Present In Community, Karnataka In Battle Mode

However, the data collected on the history of the doctor who tested positive for the Omicron variant showed that he had contracted the virus locally.

Global Covid-19 Cases
Global Covid Caseload Tops 264.89 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,615,757 infections and 470,115 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,129,409 infections and 615,400 deaths).

'Impractical' To Think Omicron Will Result In Severe Disease, Death In India: Experts
'Impractical' To Think Omicron Will Result In Severe Disease, Death In India: Experts

The new Omicron variant of Coronavirus is touted to be highly transmissible due to the presence of more than 30 mutations on its spike protein, which the virus uses to enter human cells.

Centre Clarifies On Covid Third Wave Possibility After Omicron Detection
Centre Clarifies On Covid Third Wave Possibility After Omicron Detection

The Health Ministry said that given the fast pace of vaccination in India and high exposure to Delta variant as evidenced by high seropositivity, the severity of the disease is anticipated to be low.

Covid-19: Odisha Taking Adequate Measures To Combat Omicron, Says State Public Health Director
Covid-19: Odisha Taking Adequate Measures To Combat Omicron, Says State Public Health Director

As many as 380 people have returned to Odisha from countries hit by the new coronavirus strain-- Omicron, earlier this week, and all of them have tested negative, the State health department had informed on Thursday.

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Prepare For Omicron Surge, WHO Warns Asia-Pacific Nations

In India, after detection of the first two cases of Omicron infection in Bengaluru, the Karnataka Health department is now worried over 10 South African nationals, who have gone untraceable in Bengaluru.

Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Increase To 99,976
Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Increase To 99,976

An increase of 213 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 264.13 Million, Deaths Over 5.23 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 264.13 Million, Deaths Over 5.23 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (34,606,541 infections and 469,724 deaths).

Covid Vax Will Likely Prevent Disease, Death Regardless Of Variant: WHO
Covid Vax Will Likely Prevent Disease, Death Regardless Of Variant: WHO

The global health body said that Covid-19 is already a crisis, regardless of the emergence of Omicron. It is because many countries are in "luxurious position" with booster doses, while some do not have enough vaccines to even protect their most vulnerable, The Telegraph reported.

6 International Travellers Test COVID-19 Positive At Delhi Airport: Officials
6 International Travellers Test COVID-19 Positive At Delhi Airport: Officials

Samples of all the six passengers have been sent to the National Centre for Disease Control for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have the new Omicron strain, which has been classified as a 'variant of concern' by the World Health Organization.

Omicron GETS IN
India Reports Its First COVID19 Omicron Variant Cases

Two people from Karnataka are first in India to have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19. This information was shared by the Health Ministry on Thursday. The patients are two men aged 66 and 46 whose identities have not been disclosed to protect their privacy.

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Plus 2 College Owner, Principal Booked For Setting Free Covid Positive Students
Plus 2 College Owner, Principal Booked For Setting Free Covid Positive Students   

As many as 53 cases of Covid-19 have so far been detected at the residential college located in Kunjakanta under ward No 2 of Dhenkanal municipality.

'Booster Under Consideration, Priority On Both Doses Of Vaccines'
'Booster Under Consideration, Priority On Both Doses Of Vaccines'

Urging people to get vaccinated with second doses, Paul said the the increased Covid vaccine uptake is the need of the hour and urged people not to delay in getting fully vaccinated.

5 Contacts Of Omicron Infected Person Test Positive, Samples Sent For Genome Sequencing
Omicron In India: 5 Contacts Of Infected Person Test Positive For Covid, Genome Reports Awaited

The sample was collected from a 46-year-old person on November 22 and sent to the NCBS lab. His result has also shown that he is positive for Omicron virus. He was kept in home isolation first and later shifted to hospital.

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