India is witnessing the covid-19 third wave
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
In yet another huge spike, India reported 1,79,723 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on Monday, as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly in the country, according to the data published by the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MOHFW). The updated data also showed the number of active cases breached the 700,000-mark.
India is witnessing the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic as the virus is raging across states, leading to a spike in daily infections. This is the fourth day when India’s daily tally has stayed above the 1 lakh mark.
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The number of Omicron also surged and now stands at 4,033, with Maharashtra recording the maximum number of infections (1,126). It is followed by Rajsthan (529), Delhi (513), Karnataka (441), and Kerala (333), according to the health ministry. The ministry also reported 146 new deaths, taking the total death toll to 483,936. After Monday's fresh infections, the cumulative cases stand at 3,57,07,727. The daily positivity rate soared to 13.29 percent, while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 7.92 percent, according to the ministry
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Meanwhile, India began administering the 'precaution dose' of the Covid vaccine to frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities. Eligible beneficiaries can walk into their nearby vaccination center and get the third dose, according to the Centre's guidelines.
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The guidelines also mandate the same vaccine to be administered to the beneficiary and no mix-match is allowed as of now. This means those who were administered with Covaxin as their first and second dose will receive the same as their 'precautionary dose', and people who received Covishield will be given the same vaccine again.