Omicron

Covid-19 booster dose provides good antibody protection against Omicron: Study

Higher levels of antibodies against the Omicron variant were also found in people who received two doses of either vaccine and also reported previously having Covid-19 symptoms, compared to those who had not previously had Covid symptoms.

Jan 20, 2022, 17:35 PM IST

Covid-19 deaths significantly less in 3rd wave than in second wave: Centre

The Health Secretary, however, said that “Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are among the 'States of Concern'”. “Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, West Bengal, UP, Gujarat, Odisha, Delhi & Rajasthan are among the top 10 States in terms of active cases,” he added.

Jan 20, 2022, 17:02 PM IST

Scientists develop Covid-19 diagnosis test using X-rays- All you need to know

“There has long been a need for a quick and reliable tool that can detect Covid-19, and this has become even more true with the upswing of the Omicron variant,” said Professor Naeem Ramzan. 

Jan 20, 2022, 11:10 AM IST

Omicron impact: United States logs over 1 million daily Covid-19 cases again

The US has witnessed new Covid-19 surge since mid December due to the highly infectious Omicron varian

Jan 20, 2022, 10:07 AM IST

Omicron wave has peaked nationally; mandatory masks, work from home not needed: British PM Boris Johnson

The UK PM also said that they are the first nation to emerge from the Omicron wave because it focused on National Health Service (NHS) on delivering the fastest booster campaign in Europe

Jan 20, 2022, 07:20 AM IST

Can you be infected with Omicron twice? Check experts' opinion here!

India on Wednesday (January 19) reported 2,82,970 new cases, which is 18% higher than yesterday's 2.38 lakh daily cases, the health ministry data showed. The country also reported 441 coronavirus related deaths taking the total death count in the country due to the infection to 487,202.

Jan 19, 2022, 21:51 PM IST

India records 2,82,970 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, Mumbai's positivity rate drops to 10%

In a little relief to the Maharashtra government, Mumbai in the last 24 hours contributed 6,032 fresh COVID cases, marginally lower than yesterday dropping the state’s positivity rate to 10% from the previous 12.8%.

Jan 19, 2022, 20:23 PM IST

After cousin Sussanne Khan, Fardeen Khan tests Covid positive, warns ‘Omicron targeting kids too’

Fardeen Khan is asymptomatic and is under home isolation.

Jan 19, 2022, 13:37 PM IST

Covid-19 scare: Over 80 doctors, paramedics, MBBS students test positive in a day in Srinagar

Currently, the UT has 21,677 active coronavrus infections, of which, 8,180 are in the Jammu Division and 13,497 in the Kashmir Division.

Jan 19, 2022, 07:36 AM IST

Australia should brace for more Covid-19 deaths amid Omicron wave, say authorities

Australia suffered its deadliest day on Tuesday with 77 deaths from the virus.

Jan 19, 2022, 07:07 AM IST

Omicron continues to sweep the world, narrative that it is 'mild' is misleading, warns WHO

The World Health Organization informed that last week, there were more than 18 million reported cases.

Jan 19, 2022, 06:31 AM IST

COVID-19: Centre says tests declining amid rising cases, asks States, UTs to immediately increase testing

ICMR portal shows a decline in the COVID tests in many States and Union Territories amid rising cases due to Omicron which has been declared as the Variant of Concern (VoC) by the World Health Organization (WHO)

Jan 19, 2022, 00:15 AM IST

Finally out of Covid, says Tamil actor Vishnu Vishal

Actor Vishnu Vishal, who had tested positive for Covid, on Tuesday announced that he had finally recovered from it.

Jan 18, 2022, 19:27 PM IST

Bollywood Breaking: 'Omicron Alert' in Bollywood!

Omicron may delay the release of many films!

Jan 18, 2022, 15:44 PM IST

EXCLUSIVE - With Omicron variant, COVID-19 pandemic may become endemic: Virologist

Omicron is less virulent than previous COVID-19 viruses like Delta and Delta plus.

Jan 18, 2022, 14:05 PM IST

India records 2,38,018 fresh Covid-19 cases, more than 20,000 less than yesterday

The country saw a dip in daily infections for the second straight day. The daily positivity rate is at 14.43% while the weekly positivity rate is 14.92%

Jan 18, 2022, 11:07 AM IST

Can a person be infected with Omicron twice? Here's what experts have to say

The risk of re-infection with the Omicron variant is 5.4 times greater than that of the Delta variant.

Jan 18, 2022, 10:03 AM IST

Third wave of Covid-19 has reached its peak in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata: IIT professor

As predicted by IIT's Sutra model, the third wave driven by Omicron variant has peaked in these cities, said Dr Manindra Agrawal, IIT Kanpur professor. He added that Covid-19 will peak in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Haryana this week.

Jan 18, 2022, 07:39 AM IST

Human trial of India's first mRNA vaccine to begin soon amid Covid-19 spike

mRNA vaccines belong to the category of nucleic acid vaccines, which use genetic material from disease-causing virus or pathogen to trigger an immune response against it within the body. 

Jan 17, 2022, 18:16 PM IST

See what CM Yogi said on the third wave of Corona

CM Yogi said the third wave of the corona has arrived in the country. The program of victory over Corona is being run rapidly. CM Yogi called Omicron less dangerous.

 

Jan 16, 2022, 13:38 PM IST