Gujarat sees highest number of COVID-19 deaths in past few months; records 9,177 new cases

A total of 1.76 lakh people were administered COVID-19 doses on Saturday, taking the total number of the doses administered in Gujarat to 9.46 crore, it said. Gujarat on Saturday reported seven COVID-19 fatalities, the highest rise in a single day in the last few months, taking the overall toll to 10,151. However, the new … Read more

India logs 2,68,833 Covid cases, 402 deaths in a day; Omicron tally rises to 6,041

A total of 6,041 Omicron cases have been detected so far, an increase of 5.01 per cent since Friday, the data updated at 8 am showed. India registered 2,68,833 new Covid infections in a day taking the tally to 3,68,50,962, which includes 6,041 Omicron variant cases, according to the Union Health Ministry data on Saturday. … Read more

Exponential growth in Covid cases, driven by Omicron: Health ministry

The acceleration in cases is steeper than ever, but hospitalisation rates are relatively lower, Paul said. However, they are closely watching the data. Average hospitalisation in the country during the second wave was 20%. The country is witnessing an exponential growth in Covid-19 cases, driven by the Omicron variant. The Union health ministry on Wednesday … Read more

Omicron tally in India rises to 1,525

India’s Covid tally rose to 3,48,89,132 with 27,553 fresh cases, while the active cases have increased to 1,22,801, according to the data updated at 8 am. A total of 1,525 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected across 23 states and Union Territories so far, out of which 560 have recovered or migrated, … Read more

Is Omicron-driven Covid-19 wave inevitable in India? What visible signs of its spread says about the extent of its severity

On Friday, Niti Aayog member VK Paul warned that India can see up to 14 lakh daily cases if the current rate of spread in the UK is considered. Omicron and its explosive spread in South Africa and the UK has rung alarm bells all across the globe. In a total population of 67 million … Read more