Omicron more infectious than Delta variant: Medanta Hospital senior surgeon

Omicron reveals increased vaccine unresponsiveness and vaccine failure, the surgeon stated

New Delhi: Senior Surgeon of Medanta Hospital Dr Arvind Kumar on Thursday stated that the info reveals that the COVID-19 variant Omicron is extra infectious than the Delta variant. However, it’s milder as in comparison with it.

“Delta variant had a higher incidence of involving the lungs and causing oxygen problems. Until now, the data shows that Omicron is more infectious than Delta but also milder as compared to it. Omicron shows higher vaccine unresponsiveness and vaccine failure,” he advised ANI.


“The number of COVID-19 cases is increasing and people are getting serious diseases but the number of ICU admissions, oxygen requirements and death is not as frantic and as psychologically daunting as it was in the second wave in the last year, till now,” he added.

India reported 2,47,417 recent COVID-19 infections within the final 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare stated on Thursday.

Today’s recent COVID-19 circumstances are about 27 per cent increased than in comparison with yesterday’s figures. On Wednesday, the nation logged 1,94,720 new COVID-19 circumstances.

In immediately’s figures, Maharashtra reported 46,723 new COVID-19 circumstances, Delhi reported 27,561 new circumstances, Kerala reported 12,742 new COVID-19 circumstances and the remainder of the circumstances had been reported by different states.


Out of the recent infections of COVID-19 logged within the final 24 hours within the nation, the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is present in 5,488 circumstances.

Maharashtra reported 1,367 circumstances, Rajasthan reported 792 circumstances, Delhi reported 549 circumstances, Kerala reported 486 circumstances, Karnataka reported 479 circumstances, West Bengal reported 294 circumstances of the Omicron variant.

India’s lively caseload presently stands at 11,17,531 which accounts for 3.08 per cent of the lively circumstances.

Moreover, 84,825 recoveries had been recorded within the final 24 hours by the well being ministry thereby taking the whole recoveries from Coronavirus to three,47,15,361. The restoration fee presently is at 95.59 per cent.


However, 380 COVID-19 contaminated sufferers misplaced lives in India within the final 24 hours, taking the dying toll to 4,85,035, the Union Health Ministry stated.

Of the 69.73 crore complete checks performed up to now, a day by day positivity fee of 13.11 per cent was reported within the nation. Further, the weekly positivity fee is at 10.80 per cent.

As far because the COVID-19 vaccination standing is anxious, 154.61 crore vaccine doses have been administered up to now beneath the nationwide vaccination drive.



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