Omicron Dominant Variant, Early Indication Of Plateau In Cases: Centre

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The government credited wide vaccination coverage for the fall in number of deaths.

New Delhi:

Omicron is now the dominant variant of Covid-19 in India, the government said today. There are also early indications of a plateau in the number of cases, with just the top 10 states contributing to 77 per cent of total active cases in the country, the health ministry told reporters today.

The government credited wide vaccination coverage for a fall in the number of deaths. “Active case numbers and corresponding deaths are much lower in this wave,” it said and pointed out that the severity of infections is also relatively lower. 

More than 90 per cent of cases are in home isolation with mild to moderate severity and there are a lower number of cases needing oxygen and ICU beds, it said. 

There are enough vaccines available and vaccinating more people is the most important step in fighting the virus, said Dr Balram Bhargava, Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). He also cautioned people with comorbidities to be especially careful and avoid large gatherings because the outcome is not as good in patients who have comorbidities. 

highlighting some figures regarding the virus, the Centre said that 11 states have more than 50,000 active cases, and 14 states have between 10,000 and 50,000 active cases. 551 districts in the country are reporting a positivity rate of over five per cent, which is up from 527 districts last week.

The government has also launched the E-Sanjeevani platform for telemedicine and more than 2.3 crore teleconsultation have been provided to date, it claimed. 

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