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Sharp surge in COVID-19 infections globally, positivity rate over 5 % in 8 states: Health Ministry

Sharp surge in COVID-19 infections globally, positivity charge over 5 % in 8 states: Well being Ministry | Information

New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Well being and Household Welfare on Wednesday warned that circumstances of COVID-19 infections have been rising sharply internationally and practically 300 districts in India have been reporting a positivity charge increased than 5 per cent on a weekly foundation.
Addressing a press convention, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Well being Ministry, stated, “A excessive Covid surge observed globally – in 159 international locations; Eight international locations in Europe reporting a rise of circumstances by greater than 2 occasions within the final two weeks.”
“Covid circumstances have been rising globally with January 10 recording the very best ever single-day rise of 31.59 lakh circumstances worldwide,” he stated.
Expressing his issues about rising Covid circumstances in India, Agarwal stated, “There was a pointy surge in COVID circumstances in India; there are 9,55,319 energetic circumstances as of Jan 12.” Noting a excessive surge in Covid-19 infections in India, the positivity charge has risen from 1.1 per cent on Dec 30 to 11.05 per cent on January 12, the Union Well being Secretary stated.
“At the moment, 300 districts in India are reporting weekly case positivity of greater than 5 per cent,’’ he added. Lav Agarwal additional warned that Maharashtra, West Bengal,  Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, and Gujarat are actually rising states of concern (reporting surge in Covid circumstances).
Rising states of issues reporting excessive constructive rates- Maharashtra with a charge positivity charge of twenty-two.39%, West Bengal 32.18%, Delhi 23.1% and UP 4.47%: Luv Aggarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Well being Ministry
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2022
Informing the press convention. the well being secretary stated that 19 states have over 10,000 energetic Covid circumstances at current. Stressing on the significance of getting inoculated, he quoted the World Well being Organisation to say that vaccine effectiveness in opposition to hospitalization seems to be considerably increased than in opposition to symptomatic COVID-19 illness.
Omicron has a considerable progress benefit over Delta as per WHO…Information from South Africa, UK, Canada, Denmark suggests a lowered danger of hospitalization for Omicron in comparison with Delta: Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Well being Ministry
— ANI (@ANI) January 12, 2022
The warning from the Union Well being Ministry got here on a day when the nation reported 407 contemporary Omicron infections up to now 24 hours. With this, the nationwide tally of this extremely transmissible Covid variant has mounted to 4868, the Union Ministry of Well being and Household Affairs stated on Wednesday morning.
Of the overall, 1805 individuals have recovered from the brand new pressure nationwide to this point, it added. The Omicron an infection has unfold to twenty-eight States and UTs, as per the ministry.
Nonetheless, Maharashtra with 1,281 circumstances, continues to be the worst hit with 499 sufferers having been discharged. At 645 circumstances, Rajasthan stays the second most affected adopted by Delhi with 546 Omicron circumstances.
The nationwide capital is adopted by Karnataka with 479 circumstances, whereas Kerala has logged 350 circumstances to this point. West Bengal has reported the very best single-day rise of 267 Omicron circumstances, pushing the state’s tally to 294.
Amongst different states, Uttar Pradesh continues with 275 circumstances of this variant to this point, whereas Gujarat and Tamil Nadu has 236 and 185 circumstances respectively. The Omicron circumstances has jumped to 162 in Haryana, whereas Telangana is static at 123.
In the meantime, the variety of Omicron infections has risen to 102 and 54 in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh respectively. Bihar and Punjab proceed with 27 circumstances every and Goa with 21 circumstances. Jammu Kashmir has recorded 13 circumstances whereas Madhya Pradesh continues with 10 circumstances of Omicron.
Nonetheless, the Omicron case depend continues in single digits for Assam at 9 and Uttarakhand at 8 circumstances. Meghalaya and Chhattisgarh has to this point 5 Omicron circumstances. Chandigarh and Andaman Nicobar Islands proceed with 3 circumstances every and Puducherry with 2 circumstances to this point. In the meantime, Himachal Pradesh and Laddakh, Manipur have logged one case every to this point.
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