Indian Health Ministry revealed that 93 passengers have tested positive for Covid-19 since December 1.83 of these countries have been classified as “at-risk” in India.
25 Omicron cases have identified across the country so far. All of the patients had little signs and symptoms. Lav Aggarwal, joint secretary of health said that Omicron cases make up fewer than 0.04 percent of all variations detected. However, India’s Omicron case count quickly grew to 32.
Maharashtra reportedly 17 cases, followed by Rajasthan with nine, Gujarat with three, Karnataka with two, and Delhi with one. There were three new cases in Mumbai and four from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.
The government also issued a warning about the decreasing use of masks and the lack of safety standards. “The World Health Organization has issued a warning about the fall in mask use. Omicron’s global scene is unsettling. We’ve reached a dangerous and unacceptably high level of operation. “However, this should not allow us to become careless and remove the mask and stop adhering to COVID-appropriate behaviour.” “We are still in a critical zone as long as the virus is there, and being cautious is only appropriate,” said Dr. V.K. Paul, Member-Health, NITI Aayog. According to the Centre’s data, mask use peaked during the second wave and has now declined substantially as the number of current cases has decreased. Last week, the country’s overall positive rate was 0.73 percent, according to the Indian Health Ministry.
“Clinically, Omicron has not posed a burden to the healthcare system so far,” said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director-General Balram Bhargava. He went on to explain that vaccination and COVID-aware behaviour are indeed the best ways to guard against the virus.
According to Dr. Bhargava, the ICMR “will measure the efficiency of the immunizations against Omicron while according to protocols.” He said that India has already vaccinated more than half of its adult population with two doses of the COVID vaccine.