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Omicron Variant: Mumbai reports 602 fresh cases in 24 hours, PM reviews Covid preparedness

With the Omicron variant of coronavirus slowly spreading its tentacles in the country, a number of states enhanced surveillance to trace, track and quarantine contacts of COVID-19 positive persons while Delhi began genome sequencing of samples of all infected people and has prohibited Christmas and New Year gatherings.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: December 23, 2021 23:50 IST

Omicron variant LIVE Updates: India has recorded more than 270 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus across 16 states and UTs so far out of which nearly 104 people have recovered or migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. Maharashtra has recorded the maximum 65 cases of the Omicron variant followed by Delhi at 64, Tamil Nadu 34, Telangana 24, Karnataka 19, Rajasthan 21 and Kerala 15. The new variant has raised concerns of the Health authorities, prompting the government to tighten the rules. The government has asked people to follow the Covid protocols and avoid going to crowded places. A number of states enhanced surveillance to trace, track and quarantine contacts of COVID-19 positive persons. In Delhi, the government has begun genome sequencing of samples of all infected people and has prohibited Christmas and New Year gatherings. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) has directed district magistrates to ensure no Christmas and New Year gathering takes place in the national capital. Haryana also has imposed some curbs in public places from January 1. The Karnataka government has directed district authorities and health officials to enhance surveillance and designate contact tracers and quarantine observers to curb the spread. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a review meeting on the prevailing pandemic situation in the country today evening with top officials. 

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  • 11:50 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    2 minor girls, who tested Omicron positive, contacts test negative

    Two children of age 11 and 15 years, with a travel history to Nigeria, had tested Omicron positive today. Their close contacts have been traced and tested negative, said Dr. Niranjan Mishra, Director of Public Health, Odisha.

  • 10:46 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    More than 90% patients neither have any symptoms nor require any treatment, says LNJP doctor

    Out of the 34 Omicron patients admitted to our hospital this month, 18 have been discharged. Everyday, 15-18 suspected patients come here from the airport. Every patient is fully vaccinated with 2 who have even taken booster doses in England, said Dr. Suresh Kumar, LNJP-MD.

    Most of the Omicron cases are stable and get discharged without any major complication. More than 90% of patients admitted here neither have any symptoms nor require any treatment. We have admitted them to the isolation ward for continuous surveillance, Dr. Suresh Kumar added.

  • 10:34 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Delhi reports 118 positive cases

    Delhi on Thursday reported 118 positive cases, one death and 57 recoveries in the last 24 hours. Active cases stand at 684.

  • 8:46 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Maharashtra reports 23 new Omicron cases

    Maharashtra on Thursday reported 23 fresh cases of Omicron variant, tally reaches 88, Health Department said.

  • 7:47 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Telangana logs 177 new COVID-19 cases, one fatality.

    Telangana logs 177 new COVID-19 cases, one fatality. Infection tally rises to 6,80,251, death toll 4,018. Number of active cases stands at 3,596.

  • 6:44 PM (IST) Posted by Nivedita Dash

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting on Covid-19 situation in country

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting on Covid-19 situation in country 

  • 6:32 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Mumbai reports 602 new Covid cases in 24 hours

    Mumbai has reported 602 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, 112 more than it registered on Wednesday. Covid cases are witnessing a daily surge in several cities across the country. Meanwhile, PM Modi's review meeting on Covid preparedness is scheduled to be held today.

  • 5:41 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Centre advises states to follow five-fold strategy amid Omicron scare

     The Centre on Thursday advised states and UTs to not let their guard down and maintain their preparedness in fight against Covid pandemic and to follow
    five-fold strategy in view of the new variant Omicron.

    The states have been asked to put in place the local containment measures by the District and local administration when either the test positivity increases beyond 10 per cent or occupancy of oxygenated beds increases beyond 40 per cent.

  • 4:19 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Urge mild symptoms patients not to rush to hospital: Kejriwal

    We appeal to persons with mild symptoms to stay at home, don't rush to the hospital. Under our home isolation module, our healthcare workers will visit patients at their residence, conduct tele-counselling & also give a kit containing oximeter etc to them, said Delhi CM Kejriwal.

  • 4:09 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Read even if we have 2 lakh cases per day: CM Kejriwal on Covid preparedness

    We've created a capacity to conduct 3 lakh tests daily. With our preparations, we can handle as many as 1 lakh daily cases if such a situation arises. We're strengthening our home isolation management protocol, informed Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Omicron threat.

  • 3:52 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    2 minor girls in Odisha tests positive for Omicron

    Two minor girls in Odisha have tested Omicron positive, taking the total number of Omicron cases in the state to 4, officials said on Thursday.

  • 3:39 PM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Karnataka records 12 more Omicron cases, tally now at 31

    At least 12 new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Karnataka today taking the tally to 31, Karnataka Health Minister Dr Sudhakar informed.

  • 3:08 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Centre advises States to consider local curbs/restrictions ahead of upcoming festive season

  • 1:32 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    2 fresh Omicron cases in Odisha, tally rises to 4

    Two minor returnees from Nigeria on Thursday tested positive for the Omicron strain of COVID-19 in Odisha, taking the state's tally to four, a health official said. The new patients, aged 11 and 15, hail from Bhubaneswar, and they are undergoing treatment at a private hospital here, Institute of Life Science (ILS) Director Ajay Parida said.

  • 12:11 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    CM Arvind Kejriwal holds a high-level meeting amid Omicron spread

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  • 11:19 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Ajmer detects 1st Omicron case

    The first case Omicron variant of Covid-19 has been detected in Rajasthan's Ajmer. The man tested positive for COVID 7 days ago, whose samples were taken at Delhi airport. He had returned from West Africa. None of his family members are vaccinated against Covid-19

  • 11:10 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    PM Modi to hold Covid review meeting at around 6:30 pm

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a review meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country on Thursday evening at around 6:30 pm amid rising concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus. Official sources said Modi will take stock of the pandemic situation across the country.

  • 10:58 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Omicron variant tally in Tamil Nadu rises to 34

    Total cases of Omicron variant in Tamil Nadu rises to 34, said State Health Minister Ma Subramanian

  • 10:18 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls review meeting over Omicron preparedness

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a review meeting on preparedness and management of new Covid-19 variant Omicron, at 11 a.m today. The review meeting will focus on the availability of beds, oxygen, medicines along with isolation wards if needed, a Delhi government official said.

  • 9:44 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Omicron cases in India rises to 236; 104 recovered: Health Ministry

  • 8:16 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Arvind Kejriwal to issue guidelines after key meet today

    Amid rising concern over Omicron spread, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will be conducting an important review meeting today to assess the preparedness and management of the highly infectious new variant of the SARS-CoV-2 variant, which is said to be capable of undergoing frequent mutations. Delhi on Wednesday recorded as many as 125 new Covid-19 cases in the span of the past 24 hours, the highest single-day increase since June 22.

  • 7:55 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Gujarat reports nine more cases of Omicron variant; state tally rises to 23

    Nine persons, including six women, were found infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Gujarat on Wednesday, officials of the state Health Department said. With this, the state's overall count of Omicron cases has reached 23. Of these patients, four have already been discharged from hospitals following their recovery, while 19 are undergoing treatment.

  • 7:54 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    PM Modi to hold Covid-19 review meeting today amid Omicron spread

    Amid the emergence and spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting to review the pandemic situation in the country on Thursday, said sources. Official sources said Modi will take stock of the pandemic situation across the country.

     

  • 7:05 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    14 more Omicron cases reported in Telangana

    Fourteen more Omicron cases have been reported in Telangana, taking the total number of cases of the new coronavirus variant in the State to 38, the State Health Department said. Of the 14 cases, 12 are passengers who arrived at the international airport from countries other than those declared at risk by the Centre, while two are from "at risk" countries, it said in a bulletin. The bulletin said four samples are awaited with regard to their Omicron status.

  • 7:04 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Uttarakhand reports first case of Omicron variant

    Uttarakhand on Wednesday reported its first case of Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus infection. A 23-year-old woman, who had returned recently from Scotland, tested positive for the Omicron variant, Uttarakhand's Director General Health Tripti Bahuguna said. 
    The woman, a resident of Kanwli road, had returned from Scotland to Delhi on December 8. Her RT-PCR test conducted at the airport had come out negative. She came along with her parents to Dehradun in a car on that day. But when she was tested again, she tested positive for the latest variant of the pandemic on December 12.

     

  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    WHO chief says blanket vaccine booster programs may prolong COVID-19 pandemic