India’s 1st Omicron Death In Rajasthan: 10 Points

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India's 1st Omicron Death In Rajasthan: 10 Points

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Jaipur/New Delhi: India today reported its first Omicron death in Udaipur, confirmed the centre. The man, Laxminarayan Nagar, was 73 years old.

Here are the top 10 points on this big story:

  1. The man had tested positive for Covid on December 15 and has been in hospital since then. The person is reported to have comorbidities, like diabetes, hypertension, among others.

  2. His samples were sent for genome sequencing, meanwhile he was found Covid negative on December 21. The man was doubly vaccinated and had no significant contact and travel history.

  3. The hospitalisation was uninterrupted due to some complications, said Health Ministry officials, adding that the death will be counted as Omicron death. The Rajasthan government health department too has confirmed it as Omicron death.

  4. The genome sequencing results came in on December 25 and he was found to carry the Omicron variant. He died six days later on December 31 at around 3:30 am.

  5. India has 2,135 cases of the Omicron variant – the most in Maharashtra with 653 cases, followed by Delhi with 464 cases.

  6. The cases are heading northwards, with India reporting 58,097 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, 55 per cent higher than yesterday’s 37,379 cases. This is twice the number seen only four days ago.

  7. The weekly positivity rate is 2.60 per cent; daily positivity rate is 4.18 per cent. Positivity rate is the percentage of all Covid tests that are actually positive.

  8. Those in the 15-18 age group are being inoculated now. Over 147 crore vaccine doses have been administered in India, making a significant milestone in the fight against COVID-19.

  9. Several states have put in curbs like night curfew as Covid cases continue to surge.

  10. Soaring Omicron cases around the world could increase the risk of a newer, more dangerous variant emerging, the World Health Organisation, or WHO, said yesterday.

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