New Delhi. Dr Arvind Kumar, Senior Surgeon of Medanta Hospital said on Thursday that Omicron Variant of Kovid-19 (Covid-19 Omicron Variant) More contagious than the delta variant. However, it is lighter than that. Kumar told ANI, the Delta variant had more lung problems, due to which there is a problem of oxygen. So far, data shows that Omicron, Delta (Covid-19 Delta Variant) It spreads faster than it but it is also lighter than that. Vaccine is not working on Omicron and further vaccine is failing.
They said “covid-19 cases The numbers are increasing and people are getting serious diseases, but so far the number of ICU admissions, oxygen needs and deaths are not as high and psychologically difficult as in the second wave of last year. In India, the maximum number of 2,47,417 new cases of corona virus have been reported in 236 days, including 5,488 cases of Omicron form. With this, the total number of cases of the epidemic has increased to 3,63,17,927.
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According to the data of the Union Health Ministry till 8 am on Thursday, 620 cases of Omicron form were reported in the country in a day which is the highest ever and with this the cases of this form of corona virus have increased to 5,488. Out of these, 2,162 people have become healthy or have left the country.
Number of active cases crossed 11 lakh
According to the data, the number of active patients has increased to 11,17,531 which is the highest in 216 days while the death toll has increased to 4,85,035 due to the loss of 380 patients. Maharashtra has the highest number of 1,367 cases of Omicron. This was followed by 792 cases in Rajasthan, 549 in Delhi, 486 in Kerala and 479 in Karnataka.
According to the ministry, the number of patients under treatment is 3.08 percent of the total cases of infection, while the national rate of people recovering from Kovid-19 has come down to 95.59 percent. On May 21, a total of 2,57,299 cases of corona virus were reported in a single day. In the last 24 hours, the number of patients under treatment for Kovid-19 increased by 1,62,212. The daily rate of infection was recorded at 13.11 percent while the weekly infection rate was recorded at 10.80 percent. The number of people who have recovered from this disease has increased to 3,47,15,361 while the death rate is 1.34 percent. So far 154.61 crore doses have been given under the nationwide anti-COVID-19 vaccination campaign.
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According to the data, out of 380 people who lost their lives in the country, 199 people lost their lives in Kerala and 40 people lost their lives in Delhi. So far 4,85,035 people have died due to this epidemic, out of which 1,41,701 people died in Maharashtra, 50,076 died in Kerala, 38,389 died in Karnataka, 36,905 in Tamil Nadu, 25,240 in Delhi, 22,940 in Uttar Pradesh. And 19,959 people died in West Bengal.
The Health Ministry said that out of those who have died due to corona virus infection so far, more than 70 percent of the patients also had other diseases. The ministry said on its website that its data is being matched with the data of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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