It took six days for the number of people infected per day last year to cross three lakhs. This time it got closer in the last four days. However, it is too early to say what level this peak will reach.
A team of experts investigating a corona infection variant.
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At the same time, for the first time in this corona wave in Delhi, the number of patients decreased. 18,286 new cases were reported here. This is a decrease of almost 12 percent in one day. The infection rate increased to 27.87 percent. The third wave of the corona is now very close to the previous maximum. In the second wave, there were one to two lakh cases a day for 10 days, this time the number crossed two lakhs only after six days.
It took six days for the number of people infected per day last year to cross three lakhs. This time it got closer in the last four days. However, it is too early to say what level this peak will reach. This time the maximum can be seen between January 30 and February 4.
Delta and Omicron are two different infections
Former ICMR scientist Dr. T. Jacob John stated that Delta and Omicron are two different infections. According to Dr. John, former director of the ICMR’s Center for Advances in Virology (CARV), Omicron did not evolve from a form like Delta or Mu. Diseases caused by the two forms are also different.
He said the country was ready to face any emergency
Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said the country was ready to face any emergency. Adequate funding has been allocated to states to maintain a buffer stock of eight essential drugs included in the National Treatment Protocol. The Center is providing these to the states which are not able to afford them.
All schools and colleges in UP will be closed until the 23rd
Due to Corona, all schools and colleges in UP will be closed till January 23. Online classes continue. Polytechnic odd semester exams starting from 20th will now be held from 16th March. Online studies will take place from January 22nd. More than one lakh active cases in the state, 10 deaths. 17, 185 new patients were found, 8, 202 were healthy.
Exemption from home quarantine
- Passengers coming from the UAE, including Dubai, are now exempt from the mandatory seven-day home quarantine or RT-PCR test in Mumbai.
- Schools in Tamil Nadu-Telangana will be closed till January 31. The tests were postponed. Religious and commercial festivals are also prohibited.
Joined Karnataka with severe illness
In Karnataka, only critically ill patients will be hospitalized for the next two weeks. Other patients suffering from mild illness were requested not to go to the hospital.
- Former Jharkhand CM Shibu Soren has been infected with the corona for the second time