News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated to Friday, 17 December 2021 4:26 PM IST
The Ministry of Health shared information on the situation of corona virus in the country at a press conference on Friday. Over the past 20 days, the number of daily corona infection cases in the country has dropped to less than 10,000, the ministry said. At the same time, 101 cases were reported in 11 states of Omicron, which is the new and more contagious of the corona.
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At the same time, with regard to the Omicron variant, Agarwal said that so far 101 cases of infection with the new variant corona have been confirmed in the country. Omicron has reached 11 states in the country. Of the total 101 cases, 32 were in Maharashtra, 22 in Delhi, 17 in Rajasthan, eight in Karnataka and Telangana, five in Gujarat, one each in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, Agarwal said. Is.
Cases of infection from Omicron have been reported in 91 countries
He said cases of infection from Omicron had been reported in 91 countries. The WHO says Omicron is spreading much faster in South Africa than in the delta, where delta speeds are lower. Where community transmission occurs, the Omicron variant is expected to outperform the delta.
India is the fastest vaccinated country in the world
Speaking on the status of vaccination in the country, Agarwal said that anti-coronavirus vaccine doses are being given in India at the fastest rate in the world. He said the daily vaccination rate in India is 4.8 times higher than in the US and 12.5 times higher than in the UK.