Karnataka Reports 8,906 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, Four Deaths

Omicron LIVE Updates: Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 876 Omicron variant cases, followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204.

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Last Updated: January 09, 2022, 00:11 IST

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Karnataka on Saturday reported 8,906 fresh COVID-19 cases and four deaths, taking the cumulative infections and fatalities to 30,39,958 and 38,366 respectively, the health department said. In its bulletin, the health department said 508 people were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 29,63,056. The active cases in the state stood at 38,507. The spike in cases was driven by Bengaluru Urban which contributed 7,113 infections Read More

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Maharashtra reported 41,434 new Covid-19 cases, 13 deaths and 133 omicron cases in the last 24 hours. The state’s omicron tally rose to 1,009. Of the total new cases in the state, 20,318 cases were from Mumbai alone.

Karnataka reported 8,906 fresh Covid-19 cases, of which 7,113 were recorded from Bengaluru alone. Four deaths were reported in the last 24 hours and three of them were from Bengaluru. Karnataka Health Minister Dr Sudhakar K said test positivity rate crosses 10% in Bengaluru and the city continues to be the epicenter of Covid-19 in Karnataka with 79% of the new cases.

India’s daily number of Covid-19 cases swiftly rose by 21% in 24 hours as the country saw a single-day rise of 1,41,986 new coronavirus cases, raising the tally to 3,53,68,372. Meanwhile, 3,071 cases of Omicron variant have been reported across 27 states and union territories so far, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday. Of the 3,071 cases of Omicron variant, 1,203 have recovered or migrated, according to the data updated by the ministry at 8 am.

Results of genome sequencing have revealed that the Omicron variant is highly mutated as compared to the Delta variant. Omicron has over 30 mutations in the spike protein as compared to Delta, which has 18 mutations. The symptoms of Delta are reported to last for a period of 10 days while that of Omicron is said to last for 4-5 days.

A patient suffering from Delta is reported to be down with a high fever of 101-103F while those suffering from Omicron experience a moderate fever of 99.5 to 100F.

Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 876 Omicron variant cases, followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204. A total of 1,41,986 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, the highest in around 222 days. The active Covid cases have increased to 4,72,169, the highest in around 187 days, according to the data.

Meanwhile, Dr Christopher Murray, Director, Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, Washington, warned that the country may see 5 lakh new cases every day during peak in February. “In India, we expect about 5 lakh cases during peak which should come during next month. Omicron is less severe & will have much less hospitalization and deaths than you had in Delta variant,” he said.

The reduced severity of Omicron is good news for now, but it is the result of an “evolutionary mistake” as COVID19 is transmitting very efficiently and there is no reason for it to become milder, indicating that the next variant could be more virulent, a leading Indian-origin scientist from the University of Cambridge has warned. Ravindra Gupta, Professor of Clinical Microbiology at the Cambridge Institute for Therapeutic Immunology and Infectious Diseases (CITIID), led a recent study on the Omicron variant and was among the first globally to describe the modified fusion mechanism of cells at play which might make Omicron more visible to the body’s immune defences.

India achieved a major milestone in its vaccination programme against COVID19 as the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 150crore mark on Friday. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya termed it a “historic achievement” made possible because of the relentless hard work of healthcare workers under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“When everyone makes efforts together then any goal can be achieved,” Mandaviya said in a tweet in Hindi. On Friday, more than 81 lakh vaccine doses were administered in the country.

The Covid vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore mark on October 21, leading to celebratory events in various parts of the country. According to health ministry officials, over 91 per cent of the adult population has received at least one dose while over 66 per cent have been fully vaccinated. Over 22 per cent of eligible adolescents have been vaccinated with the first dose since the vaccination for this age group began on January 3.

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