New Delhi: The new variant of Coronavirus, Omicron, has become a cause of concern for the whole world including India. The increasing cases of Omicron Cases in India have also intensified the possibility of a third wave of Kovid in the country. Meanwhile, government data regarding Omicron in India has made a shocking disclosure. According to the information, about 50 percent of Omicron cases were such that they were fully vaccinated. According to the data, out of 183 people infected with Omicron, 87 people, or about 50 percent, were fully vaccinated.
Concluding on the basis of this report, health officials said that vaccine alone is not enough to stop this new form of Kovid. For its prevention, along with increasing surveillance, the use of masks is very important.
On Friday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan released an analysis of 183 Omicron cases detected in India. Out of these cases, vaccination status of 96 people was known. Of these, 87 such people had come under the grip of Omicron, who had been given both doses of the vaccine. Surprisingly, three of these people got infected with Omicron who were also given a booster shot.
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According to the Health Secretary, 73 of these were people whose vaccination was not known, while 16 people were not eligible for vaccination. At the same time, 18 people who were infected with Omicron did not have a travel history. Bhushan said that out of 165 people, 27 per cent had no history of foreign travel which indicates community transmission.
ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said that the analysis of clinical symptoms shows that 70 percent of Omicron patients are asymptomatic. About a third of the Omicron cases detected in India so far have mild symptoms, while the rest do not show any symptoms.
NITI Aayog member VK Paul warned that the risk of Omicron infection could be high inside homes. Because a person who goes out without wearing a mask and he can infect the people of the house by bringing infection from outside. Brings infection from outside. Paul especially emphasized the need for care in view of the upcoming festival and the new year.
Paul said that to avoid infection, we have to show responsible behavior. Use mask regularly, keep hands clean and avoid going to crowded places. He also advised to avoid unnecessary travel. He said that we need to adopt the old prevention strategy to stop the epidemic. Along with this, the NITI Aayog member also emphasized on increasing contact tracing and testing.
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