Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Kerala are the top States where Omicron Variant is reported : Health Ministry

Ministry of Health Press Briefing :

India’s active caseload currently stands at 82,402 More than 8,000 average daily new cases recorded in last one week More than 10,000 daily cases recorded after 33 days.

Analysis of active cases shows that

Kerala and Maharashtra have more than 10,000 active cases

In three states, the number of active cases is between 5,000-10,000

In 31 states, the number of active cases is less than 5,000

More than 3 lakh Omicron cases and 59 deaths have been reported in 121 countries in just one month. South Africa, UK, USA, and France are the countries with high presence of Omicron Variant

According to WHO, Omicron Variant has a growth advantage over the Delta variant with a doubling time of 2-3 days. Early data from the UK, South Africa, and Denmark suggests there is a reduced risk of hospitalization for the Omicron compared to the Delta variant

In India, 22 States/UTs have so far reported 961 Omicron cases and 320 are recovered. Delhi, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Kerala are the top States where Omicron Variant is reported.

Registration & appointment process for vaccination of children & precaution doses can be done on Co-Win. The option of onsite registration is also available. SMS for precaution dose will be sent when due and will also be reflected in vaccination certificate.

All COVID19 vaccines are primarily disease-modifying and not infection preventing vaccines. The precautionary dose is to mitigate the severity of infection, hospitalisation & death.

Approximately 90% of the adult population in India has been vaccinated against COVID19 with the first dose More than 143.83 crore total doses have been administered so far.

Majority of the Indians have received either of the two vaccines. Some vaccinated individuals had a prior symptomatic infection and some had asymptomatic infection The durability of immunity post-vaccination persists for ≥ 9 months.

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