Covid-19: Omicron is dominant variant in country, says Mansukh Mandaviya

The Union Health Ministry continues to provide support to states and UTs to enhance preparedness and response capacities against COVID-19. Omicron variant is the dominant variant in the country presently and the current surge of COVID-19 cases in the country is showing a sustained declining trend since January 21, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya informed … Read more

Global number of new COVID-19 cases increased sharply by 71% during week December 27- January 2: WHO

As of January 2, a total of nearly 289 million cases and over 5.4 million deaths have been reported globally, the update by the World Health Organisation said. United Nations/Geneva, Jan 6 (PTI) The number of new COVID-19 cases increased exponentially by 71 per cent globally during the week December 27-January 2 as compared to … Read more

Covid-19: Can RT-PCR tests detect Omicron variant infection?

Timely detection of the variant is, as a result, key to checking its spread. (File) The coronavirus’ Omicron variant has emerged as a big threat with the World Health Organization (WHO) on Sunday assessing a “very high” global risk. Preliminary data suggests that the variant could have higher transmissibility, and also a greater ability to … Read more