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Omicron Is More Infectious Than Delta Variant, Says Medanta Hospital Senior Surgeon Dr Arvind Kumar


New Delhi, January 13: Senior Surgeon of Medanta Hospital Dr Arvind Kumar on Thursday stated that the information reveals that the COVID-19 variant Omicron is more infectious than the Delta variant. However, it’s milder as in comparison with it.

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“Delta variant had a higher incidence of involving the lungs and causing oxygen problems. Until now, the data shows that Omicron is more infectious than Delta but also milder as compared to it. Omicron shows higher vaccine unresponsiveness and vaccine failure,” he advised ANI. Also Read | Bihar Shocker: Man Jumps Into Gandak River After Being Chased by Sniffer Dog of District Police.

“The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing and people are getting serious diseases but the number of ICU admissions, oxygen requirements and death is not as frantic and as psychologically daunting as it was in the second wave in the last year, till now,” he added. Also Read | Elon Musk Shares Update on Tesla Launch in India, Says ‘Facing Challenges’.

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India reported 2,47,417 recent COVID-19 infections within the final 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated on Thursday.Today’s recent COVID-19 instances are about 27 per cent larger than in comparison with yesterday’s figures. On Wednesday, the nation logged 1,94,720 new COVID-19 instances.

In at present’s figures, Maharashtra reported 46,723 new COVID-19 instances, Delhi reported 27,561 new instances, Kerala reported 12,742 new COVID-19 instances and the remainder of the instances have been reported by different states.

Out of the recent infections of COVID-19 logged within the final 24 hours within the nation, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is present in 5,488 instances. Maharashtra reported 1,367 instances, Rajasthan reported 792 instances, Delhi reported 549 instances, Kerala reported 486 instances, Karnataka reported 479 instances, West Bengal reported 294 instances of the Omicron variant.

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India’s energetic caseload at present stands at 11,17,531 which accounts for 3.08 per cent of the energetic instances. Moreover, 84,825 recoveries have been recorded within the final 24 hours by the well being ministry thereby taking the overall recoveries from Coronavirus to three,47,15,361. The restoration price at present is at 95.59 per cent.

However, 380 COVID-19 contaminated sufferers misplaced lives in India within the final 24 hours, taking the dying toll to 4,85,035, the Union Health Ministry stated. Of the 69.73 crore complete exams carried out up to now, a day by day positivity price of 13.11 per cent was reported within the nation. Further, the weekly positivity price is at 10.80 per cent.

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As far because the COVID-19 vaccination standing is worried, 154.61 crore vaccine doses have been administered up to now beneath the nationwide vaccination drive.

(This is an unedited and auto-generated story from Syndicated News feed, SociallyKeeda Staff could not have modified or edited the content material physique)

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