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India logs 1,150 new COVID-19 cases, 83 deaths in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 98.7%
India

India logs 1,150 new COVID-19 cases, 83 deaths in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 98.7%

A reduction of 127 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours, the data showed.

Explainer: What is the COVID Deltacron variant and how dangerous is it?
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Explainer: What is the COVID Deltacron variant and how dangerous is it?

Even as COVID restrictions are eased the world over, there is a lurking fear of a new variant going by the name of ‘Deltacron’, which has characteristics of both Delta and Omicron

Why experts believe a fourth COVID-19 wave in India is unlikely to cause much harm
India

Why experts believe a fourth COVID-19 wave in India is unlikely to cause much harm

Several countries, including China, Germany and Hong Kong are witnessing a dramatic surge in cases. However, epidemiologists in India believe that unless a deadlier variant of the virus emerges, the country is unlikely to witness another wave of infections

China battles worst COVID-19 outbreak in two years as cases double in 24 hours
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China battles worst COVID-19 outbreak in two years as cases double in 24 hours

A fast-spreading variant known as 'stealth omicron' is testing China’s zero-tolerance strategy, which had kept the virus at bay since its initial outbreak in early 2020

China locks down over 17.5 million people in business center of Shenzhen to fight COVID-19 surge
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China locks down over 17.5 million people in business center of Shenzhen to fight COVID-19 surge

The number of new COVID-19 cases in an outbreak in China's northeast tripled Sunday and authorities tightened control on access to Shanghai in the east, suspending bus service to the city and requiring a virus test for anyone who wants to enter.

Explained: Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?
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Explained: Why are so many vaccinated people getting COVID-19 lately?

People might mistakenly think the COVID-19 vaccines will completely block infection, but the shots are mainly designed to prevent severe illness, says Louis Mansky, a virus researcher at the University of Minnesota.

Explained: Why Omicron is spreading at such a fast speed despite being mild in most patients
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Explained: Why Omicron is spreading at such a fast speed despite being mild in most patients

Laboratory studies show the new COVID-19 variant is often limited largely to the upper airway: the nose, throat and windpipe, sparing the lungs, which may be the answer to why it spreads so quickly

India reports 653 new Omicron cases; Maharashtra logs maximum number of infections, followed by Delhi
India

India reports 653 new Omicron cases; Maharashtra logs maximum number of infections, followed by Delhi

With 6,358 people testing positive for coronavirus infections in a day, India's total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 3,47,99,691.

Omicron detected in 89 countries, cases doubling fast, says WHO
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Omicron detected in 89 countries, cases doubling fast, says WHO

Omicron's 'substantial growth advantage' over the delta variant means it is likely to soon overtake delta as the dominant form of the virus in countries where the new variant is spreading locally

Omicron: Why we should not panic but follow COVID-appropriate behaviour
India

Omicron: Why we should not panic but follow COVID-appropriate behaviour

Thirty new Omicron cases were recorded in India on Saturday, the highest single-day rise for the variant in the country. With this, the overall tally reached 143.

Omicron spreads in India: With four new cases detected in Delhi, India's total tally reaches 45
India

Omicron spreads in India: With four new cases detected in Delhi, India's total tally reaches 45

Within a fortnight, the number of cases of the new COVID-19 variant has risen significantly; the country first saw the new variant in Karnataka on 2 December

Omicron variant in India: Maharashtra reports seven new cases; India's tally rises to 32
India

Omicron variant in India: Maharashtra reports seven new cases; India's tally rises to 32

Of the seven new cases, three are from Mumbai and four from Pimpri Chinchwad, the state health department said on Friday

Past COVID-19 infection does not provide protection from Omicron, say South African scientists
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Past COVID-19 infection does not provide protection from Omicron, say South African scientists

Much remains unknown about the new coronavirus variant, including whether it is more contagious, whether it makes people more seriously ill, and whether it can thwart the vaccine

Maharashtra to issue revised air travel guidelines in couple of days, says health minister
India

Maharashtra to issue revised air travel guidelines in couple of days, says health minister

Maharashtra has mandated seven-day institutional quarantine for travellers arriving in the state from 'at-risk' countries under the guidelines issued by the State Disaster Management Authority on Tuesday night.

Threat of Omicron keeps world on edge: Tracking new COVID-19 variant cases and restrictions across globe
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Threat of Omicron keeps world on edge: Tracking new COVID-19 variant cases and restrictions across globe

Days after the new COVID-19 variant Omicron was identified in South Africa, more countries are moving to close their borders to stem its spread

Omicron fallout: Centre and Maharashtra bicker over new guidelines; 6 travellers from 'at-risk' countries test COVID-positive
India

Omicron fallout: Centre and Maharashtra bicker over new guidelines; 6 travellers from 'at-risk' countries test COVID-positive

Over 3,000 people from flights arriving in India from 'at risk' countries were screened at various airports across the country on Wednesday

COVID-19: US reports first case of Omicron variant in California in fully vaccinated overseas traveller
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COVID-19: US reports first case of Omicron variant in California in fully vaccinated overseas traveller

At least 23 other countries have reported cases of the new COVID-19 variant since South African authorities first identified it a week ago

November sees lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in India since May, 2020
India

November sees lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in India since May, 2020

The daily rise in the number of new coronavirus cases has been below 20,000 for 54 straight days and less than 50,000 daily new cases have been reported for 156 consecutive days now.

From flight bans to reimposing COVID-19 precautions, how countries are reacting to the Omicron variant
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From flight bans to reimposing COVID-19 precautions, how countries are reacting to the Omicron variant

In the week since the new virus strain was reported by South Africa, dozens of countries around the world have responded with travel restrictions — most targeting southern African nations.