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Coronavirus Omicron India Highlights: With fewer tests, big dip in Kerala cases; 26k new infections, TPR at 47.7%

Covid-19 Active Cases India Jan 24 Updates, Omicron Variant Cases in India, Coronavirus 3rd Wave, Covid-19 Vaccine Dose Status, Omicron Corona Cases Today Updates: 😷 Today’s Covid numbers: Delhi (5,760 cases), Mumbai (1,857 cases), Bengaluru (21,569 cases), Chennai (6,296 cases) and Kolkata (496 cases)

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: January 25, 2022 8:56:53 am
The move comes amid a decline in Covid-19 cases in the state. On Saturday, Haryana reported 46 cases, of which 41 were reported in Gurgaon, two in Palwal and one each in Faridabad, Hisar and Sonepat. (Representational)

Coronavirus Omicron India News: Kerala on Monday reported 26,514 new Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths on Monday, a statement from the health department said. The test positivity rate surged to 47.72 per cent. A total of 55,557 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. There are 2,60,271 active Covid cases in the state.

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday it would be dangerous to assume that the highly transmissible Omicron was the last variant to emerge and that the world was in the ‘end game’ of the pandemic. However, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said it was possible this year to exit the acute phase of the pandemic where Covid-19 constitutes a global health emergency if strategies and tools such as testing and vaccines are used in a comprehensive way. Speaking at the opening of Executive Board meeting, Tedros said, according to Reuters, since Omicron was first identified a little over nine weeks ago, more than 80 million cases had been reported to the UN agency, more than were reported in the whole of 2020. “Conditions are ideal for more variants to emerge,” he added.

India recorded 3,06,064 new Covid-19 cases and 439 related deaths in the last 24 hours ending 8 am, Monday. While the daily cases have dropped from that of Sunday’s (over 3.33 lakh cases), the positivity rate climbed to 20.75 per cent. According to the Union Ministry of Health, India’s active caseload currently stands at 22,49,335.

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