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Omicron coronavirus variant

US scientists detect Omicron variant for first time in deer

The yet-to-be peer-reviewed study also found neutralising antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in one of the Omicron-infected deer

07 Mar 2022 2:01 PM

Omicron less likely to put you in the hospital, studies say

The findings have not yet been reviewed by other experts, the gold standard in scientific research

23 Dec 2021 2:25 PM

Boosters may prolong COVID pandemic, warns WHO chief

Unrestrained end-of-year celebrations could still prove to be major source of new infections, the WHO warned

23 Dec 2021 12:21 PM

India records 236 Omicron cases; 7,495 new coronavirus infections

Maharashtra has recorded the maximum 65 cases of the Omicron variant followed by Delhi at 64, Telangana 24, Karnataka 19

23 Dec 2021 10:39 AM

World could be entering worst part of pandemic: Bill Gates on Omicron surge

Bill Gates also claimed that the pandemic wave due to Omicron would last less than three months

22 Dec 2021 10:17 AM


Omicron sweeps across US, now 73 per cent of COVID-19 cases

CDC officials said they do not yet have estimates of how many hospitalizations or deaths are due to omicron

21 Dec 2021 9:53 AM

Omicron tally crosses 150, as COVID-19 cases surge in Delhi

In Maharashtra, six more persons have tested positive for Omicron, that raised the state's tally of such cases to 54

20 Dec 2021 8:25 AM

2 UK returnees found infected with Omicron in Gujarat; tally rises to 9

The patient's co-passengers and other contacts have tested negative for the viral infection, the official said

19 Dec 2021 1:45 PM

Hits ‘keep coming’: Hospitals in US struggle as COVID beds fill

The national seven-day average of COVID-19 hospital admissions was 60,000 by Wednesday, 50% higher than in early November

19 Dec 2021 11:03 AM

Omicron cases: Prohibitory orders issued in Mumbai till December 31

Only people up to 50 % of the capacity at a venue will be allowed to attend any event and organizers of programme should be fully vaccinated

16 Dec 2021 12:21 PM


US faces a double coronavirus surge as omicron advances

Universities are abruptly closing classrooms during finals week with infections multiplying at a fast rate

16 Dec 2021 11:25 AM

Omicron infects 70 times faster but is less severe, study says

The supercharged speed of omicron’s spread in the human bronchus was found 24 hours following infection

16 Dec 2021 10:15 AM

Unprecedented Omicron spread, 'probably' in most countries: WHO

Omicron now accounts for around 3 percent of cases in the US, a figure that is expected to rise rapidly as has been seen in other countries

15 Dec 2021 10:39 AM

Vaccines, previous infection offer 'stronger than basic' protection against Omicron

The researchers looked at 28 serum samples from patients recovering from the original strain of SARS-CoV-2

13 Dec 2021 1:10 PM

South Korea to test AI-powered facial recognition to track COVID-19 cases

The nationally funded project in Bucheon is due to become operational in January, a city official told Reuters

13 Dec 2021 11:24 AM


Signs of Omicron milder than Delta variant: South African doctors

Just 3% of patients hospitalized recently with COVID-19 have died, versus about 20% in the country’s earlier outbreaks

12 Dec 2021 12:23 PM

Second Omicron case reported in Delhi; tally in India rises to 33

The patient, a resident of Ranchi, had travelled from Tanzania to Doha and from there to Delhi on a Qatar Airways flight on December 2

11 Dec 2021 11:36 AM

Top US scientist Fauci says early reports encouraging about omicron variant

Early indications suggest Omicron may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations

06 Dec 2021 10:12 AM

17 new Omicron cases detected in India

Travel history, contacts, Africa links are being probed; tally goes up to 21

06 Dec 2021 7:24 AM

Tanzania returnee tests positive for COVID in Mumbai, officials suspect Omicron case

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that his sample has been sent for genome sequencing

05 Dec 2021 1:43 PM