Coronavirus India: It is the biggest relief to Mumbai and Kolkata that case numbers have begun to decline in five big metro areas of the country
News of some relief is coming to the fore for the five big metros amidst the havoc of Corona. The number of Corona cases in these metros has actually started to decrease. Based on the Ministry of Health’s data, Delhi (11,486), Mumbai (3,568), Kolkata (1489), Bengaluru (17,266), and Chennai (6,452) have reported cases in the last 24 hours. There is the most concern for Kerala, where the infection rate has risen to 44.8%. Kerala has reported 46,387 cases in the last 24 hours.
In the last 24 hours, 5661 Corona cases were reported in Chhattisgarh
Chhattisgarh has reported 5661 new Corona cases in the last 24 hours. 245 people have been cured and 11 people have died.
Now ‘Omicron BA.2’ raises concern, reaches 40 countries including France, Denmark, and India
Britain has so far identified 426 cases through sequencing. Among these concerns, it has also emerged that the new variant Omicron does not carry the same mutation as ba.1 to distinguish it from the delta.
Omicron BA.2, a new variant from the Omicron lineage in the UK, has raised concerns for health officials. The Health Protection Agency (UKHSA) here has placed it in the Variant Under Investigation (VUI) category, and a thorough investigation is being done about it. According to the information revealed so far, it has reached 40 countries including France, Denmark, and India. In this, the ability to infect people is also believed to be very fast.
Britain has so far identified 426 cases through sequencing. Among these concerns, it has also emerged that the new variant Omicron does not carry the same mutation as ba.1 to distinguish it from the delta. At the same time, Danish researchers have expressed the fear that due to the new variant, there may be two separate peaks (extreme number of cases) of the growing epidemic caused by the Omicron virus. Meanwhile, Brian Jelley, a virologist at Johns Hopkins, feared that Omicron BA.2 could spread the epidemic beyond France and Denmark across Europe and North America.
In Denmark, 45% of cases are of this new variant
UKHSA reports that this variant has spread to 40 countries, including India, Sweden, and Singapore. Most of it has been found in Denmark, where 45 percent of the cases in the second week of January are expected to be Omicron BA.2. Andres Fomsgaard, a researcher at the Institute of State Serum here, says Omicron Ba.2 also breaks down people’s immunity more readily. Therefore, there is a possibility of it spreading rapidly.