Omicron Cases News
The company has also developed an Omicron-specific vaccine which will be tested on humans for efficacy and immunogenicity
Just as India was settling into a semblance of a routine life of pre-COVID times with schools, colleges and offices opening, disconcerting news reports have started coming in from around the world of another surge of the deadly disease.
This is the third vaccine to have received EUA from the DCGI for the age group of 12-18 years after Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin
The BA.2 sub-variant is believed to be more infectious than the original Omicron
Commonly called ‘Stealth Omicron, the new sub-variant reportedly doesn’t show up on RT-PCR tests; experts say one mustn’t panic, but maintain vigilance
The total tally of COVID-19 cases is now at 3,65,82,129 which includes 5,753 cases of the Omicron variant
The coronavirus variant, first detected in South Africa, has caused a massive spike in cases across the world, forcing governments to impose new restrictions
The lockdown of Anyang followed the confirmation of two cases of omicron on Monday that are believed to be linked to two other cases found Saturday in the city of Tianjin.
The active COVID-19 cases rose to 8,21,446, the highest in 208 days, while the toll climbed to 4,84,213 with 277 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The South African government has decided to take a more pragmatic approach while keeping an eye on severe COVID and whether or not health systems are imminently under threat.
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Tata's COVID-19 test kit to detect Omicron variant gets IMCR nod: All you need to know about 'OmiSure'
The new test, which will provide results in two-and-a-half hours, will most likely be sold in the market by around 12 January
Ali Mokdad, a professor of health metrics sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle, said that for each new infection detected, the US is missing two cases.
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.
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
New Year celebrations and the new COVID-19 variant has driven up the caseload in the national capital and the western coastal state
The process to administer coronavirus vaccines to children comes amid a rapid rise in infections fuelled by the Omicron variant
The Omicron crisis shows that the world will reach a point where SARS-CoV-2 will be treated as an endemic much like flu, hopes infectious disease expert Stephen Kissler of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
India's fight against COVID-19 enters new era as it begins vaccinations for teens aged between 15-18
Teenagers in the age group of 15-18 lined up across the country outside medical centres to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The new drive comes as the country is witnessing a spike in daily infections owing to the Omicron variant
Omicron tally in India rises to 1,700; total COVID-19 cases sees sharp spike with 33,750 fresh infections
The active cases have increased to 1,45,582 comprising 0.42 percent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate was recorded at 98.20 percent