health facilities. In the past 24 hours, after almost six months, Delhi has registered more than 100 cases of Covid-19, while Mumbai has reported 321 new cases.
Fauci told NBC, “One thing that’s very clear… is (Omicron’s) extraordinary ability to spread, it’s just… raging across the world.” Fauci also cautioned against being overly optimistic about the seriousness of Omicron, noting that in South Africa, although the hospitalization-to-case ratio is lower than Delta’s, it could be due to underlying immunity. against previous generalized infections.
Meanwhile, India’s Omicron number jumped to 153 on Sunday after Maharashtra reported six and Gujarat recorded four more cases of the new variant. According to central and state officials, cases of omicron have been detected in 11 states and union territories – Maharashtra (54), Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17) and Karnataka (14), Telangana (20), Gujarat (11), Kerala (11), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1). Six people tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Maharashtra on Sunday, bringing the number of such cases in the state to 54.
In an attempt to contain the spread of Omicron, Israel’s health ministry on Sunday recommended banning Israelis from traveling to the United States and added several European countries to its Covid “red list”, aimed at containing the spread of the Omicron variant.
As experts around the world recommend booster shots, a board – made up of top German virologists and health officials – said omicron “brings a new dimension to pandemic developments.” The council recommended accelerating Germany’s booster vaccination program, as the country has already fully immunized 70.2% of its population and 30.3% have received a booster.
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