Articles about Omicron variant

COVID-19: India reports 2.8L cases; Omicron tally nears 9K

19 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports 2.8L cases; Omicron tally nears 9K

India on Wednesday reported over 2.8 lakh new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 18,31,000.

COVID-19: India reports over 2.3L cases; Omicron tally nears 9K

18 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports over 2.3L cases; Omicron tally nears 9K

India on Tuesday reported over 2.38 lakh new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 17.3 lakh.

Swedish researchers discover gene that cuts COVID-19 severity by 20%

17 Jan 2022

Swedish researchers discover gene that cuts COVID-19 severity by 20%

A latest study by Swedish researchers has discovered a gene that reduces the intensity of COVID-19 infections by 20%.

COVID-19: Cases dip in Mumbai, Delhi; West Bengal new hotspot

16 Jan 2022

COVID-19: Cases dip in Mumbai, Delhi; West Bengal new hotspot

Delhi and Mumbai reported a substantial drop in the daily cases of COVID-19, indicating plateauing of infections.

COVID-19: India reports 2.7L cases; Omicron tally reaches 7.7K

16 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports 2.7L cases; Omicron tally reaches 7.7K

India on Sunday reported over 2.7 lakh new COVID-19 cases with an active caseload of 15.5 lakh.

Record 28K+ COVID-19 cases in Delhi; positivity rate nears 30%

14 Jan 2022

Record 28K+ COVID-19 cases in Delhi; positivity rate nears 30%

Delhi witnessed the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases on Thursday, with 28,867 people testing positive for the disease.

Explained: Why COVID-19 precautions are required if Omicron is 'mild'

13 Jan 2022

Explained: Why COVID-19 precautions are required if Omicron is 'mild'

Claims that the Omicron variant causes a milder COVID-19 than earlier strains of the coronavirus have sparked a debate around the associated risk.

COVID-19: India reports nearly 2.5L cases; Omicron tally nears 5.5K

13 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports nearly 2.5L cases; Omicron tally nears 5.5K

India on Thursday added 620 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

Omicron quickly overtaking Delta, efficacy of vaccines reduced: WHO

12 Jan 2022

Omicron quickly overtaking Delta, efficacy of vaccines reduced: WHO

The Omicron variant of coronavirus is rapidly displacing the Delta variant and reaching global dominance, said a senior official from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Tuesday.

COVID-19 surge in India to decline next month, predicts model

12 Jan 2022

COVID-19 surge in India to decline next month, predicts model

The ongoing surge in COVID-19 cases in India is expected to decline in February, as estimated by the researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI).

Vaccine booster doses will not stop Omicron infections: Top expert

12 Jan 2022

Vaccine booster doses will not stop Omicron infections: Top expert

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus will gradually infect everybody as it is "unstoppable," a top medical expert told NDTV.

COVID-19: India reports nearly 1.95L cases; Omicron tally nears 5K

12 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports nearly 1.95L cases; Omicron tally nears 5K

India on Wednesday added 407 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

COVID-19: India's new international travel guidelines take effect; details here

11 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India's new international travel guidelines take effect; details here

India's new COVID-19 rules for international arrivals have come into effect from Tuesday.

Omicron surge in Delhi; 60K daily cases by January-end: Report

11 Jan 2022

Omicron surge in Delhi; 60K daily cases by January-end: Report

Delhi may witness 58,000 to 60,000 daily COVID-19 cases by the end of January, sources in the Union Health Ministry informed CNN-News18.

Delhi shuts private offices amid COVID-19 surge; essential services exempt

11 Jan 2022

Delhi shuts private offices amid COVID-19 surge; essential services exempt

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Tuesday tightened curbs in the national capital in view of the COVID-19 situation.

COVID-19: India reports nearly 1.7L cases; Omicron tally reaches 4,400

11 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports nearly 1.7L cases; Omicron tally reaches 4,400

India on Tuesday added 428 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

COVID-19 deaths increase but stay lower than in second wave

11 Jan 2022

COVID-19 deaths increase but stay lower than in second wave

Deaths related to the coronavirus have started rising in India amid a massive surge in COVID-19 cases over the past couple of weeks.

Tamil Nadu: Jallikattu allowed with curbs; check details here

11 Jan 2022

Tamil Nadu: Jallikattu allowed with curbs; check details here

The Tamil Nadu government on Monday allowed the traditional Jallikattu event across the state with certain COVID-19-related restrictions in place.

Deltacron: Cyprus confirms COVID-19 infections of combined Delta-Omicron variant

10 Jan 2022

Deltacron: Cyprus confirms COVID-19 infections of combined Delta-Omicron variant

In Cyprus, a coronavirus strain combining the Delta and Omicron variants was discovered, said Leondios Kostrikis, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Cyprus.

Which states have imposed fresh curbs amid COVID-19 surge?

10 Jan 2022

Which states have imposed fresh curbs amid COVID-19 surge?

The Delhi government has decided to impose a 100% work from home rule for private office employees, reports said citing sources.

COVID-19: India reports nearly 1.8L cases; Omicron tally reaches 4K

10 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports nearly 1.8L cases; Omicron tally reaches 4K

India on Monday added 410 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

COVID-19: IIT-K scientist says third wave may peak by February

09 Jan 2022

COVID-19: IIT-K scientist says third wave may peak by February

The third wave of COVID-19 could peak in India in late January or early February, according to Dr. Manindra Agrawal, a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

Maharashtra tightens COVID-19 curbs; night curfew from tomorrow

09 Jan 2022

Maharashtra tightens COVID-19 curbs; night curfew from tomorrow

Maharashtra has announced a slew of fresh restrictions from January 10, including a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am.

COVID-19: India reports 1.6 lakh cases; Omicron tally crosses 3,600

09 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports 1.6 lakh cases; Omicron tally crosses 3,600

India on Sunday added 552 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

India's daily COVID-19 cases cross 1L after 7 months

07 Jan 2022

India's daily COVID-19 cases cross 1L after 7 months

India reported over 1,17,000 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, the highest single-day surge in more than 200 days.

Amid Omicron worry, 125 Italy-Amritsar flight passengers test COVID-positive

06 Jan 2022

Amid Omicron worry, 125 Italy-Amritsar flight passengers test COVID-positive

As many as 125 passengers from a chartered flight from Italy's Milan tested positive for COVID-19 after landing in Punjab's Amritsar on Thursday afternoon.

WHO issues warning on claims Omicron causes 'mild' COVID-19

06 Jan 2022

WHO issues warning on claims Omicron causes 'mild' COVID-19

Suggesting that the Omicron variant of coronavirus causes a "mild" COVID-19 is dangerous, said a top World Health Organization (WHO) expert.

Omicron quickly replaces Delta as dominant variant in US

05 Jan 2022

Omicron quickly replaces Delta as dominant variant in US

The Omicron variant of coronavirus was responsible for 95% of new COVID-19 infections last week in the US, the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said on Tuesday.

Maharashtra: Unreported COVID-19 cases tested at home spark fresh concern

05 Jan 2022

Maharashtra: Unreported COVID-19 cases tested at home spark fresh concern

Authorities in Maharashtra fear that several COVID-19 cases are going unreported as the demand for at-home testing kits has surged over the last month.

COVID-19: Home isolation reduced from 10 to 7 days

06 Jan 2022

COVID-19: Home isolation reduced from 10 to 7 days

COVID-19 patients can now terminate their isolation stay seven days after testing positive for the virus in mild/asymptomatic cases, according to the government's revised home isolation guidelines.

COVID-19: India reports 90K+ cases; Omicron tally crosses 2,600

06 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports 90K+ cases; Omicron tally crosses 2,600

India on Thursday added 495 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

Centre rules out mixing up of vaccines for 'precautionary' dose

05 Jan 2022

Centre rules out mixing up of vaccines for 'precautionary' dose

The Centre on Wednesday ruled out the mixing up of COVID-19 vaccines for the third "precautionary" dose.

Amid Delhi's COVID-19 surge, 100+ healthcare workers test positive

05 Jan 2022

Amid Delhi's COVID-19 surge, 100+ healthcare workers test positive

Over 100 health workers at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and other hospitals have tested positive for COVID-19 over the last week.

India's first Omicron death: 73-year-old full-vaccinated man dies in Rajasthan

05 Jan 2022

India's first Omicron death: 73-year-old full-vaccinated man dies in Rajasthan

The first death related to the Omicron strain of coronavirus was reported in India on Wednesday.

COVID-19: India reports 58K+ cases; Omicron tally crosses 2K-mark

05 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports 58K+ cases; Omicron tally crosses 2K-mark

India on Wednesday added 243 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

New IHU variant in France has more mutations than Omicron

04 Jan 2022

New IHU variant in France has more mutations than Omicron

A new strain of coronavirus—IHU (B.1.640.2)—has been discovered in France that is more mutated than Omicron.

Punjab imposes night curfew; 50% capacity at restaurants, schools shut

04 Jan 2022

Punjab imposes night curfew; 50% capacity at restaurants, schools shut

Punjab on Tuesday implemented a night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am as COVID-19 cases continue to rise across the country.

COVID-19: India reports 37K+ cases; Omicron tally nears 1,900

04 Jan 2022

COVID-19: India reports 37K+ cases; Omicron tally nears 1,900

India on Tuesday added 192 new COVID-19 cases involving the Omicron variant.

Amid Omicron scare, EC tells poll-bound states to boost vaccination

03 Jan 2022

Amid Omicron scare, EC tells poll-bound states to boost vaccination

The Election Commission of India (ECI) has written a letter to the five poll-bound states to ramp up COVID-19 vaccination to tackle a surge in infections.

Delhi: Omicron detected in 84% COVID-19 cases; red alert imminent?

03 Jan 2022

Delhi: Omicron detected in 84% COVID-19 cases; red alert imminent?

As many as 84% of COVID-19 samples genome sequenced in Delhi on December 30 and December 31 involved the Omicron variant, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Monday.