The Union Health Ministry has requested States to enforce restrictions like curfews at night and declare containment zones in areas that are either experiencing at least a 10% positive rate or the occupancy of oxygen-supported intensive Care Units increases up to 40 40%.
The Health Secretary’s note stated that Omicron was “three times more transmittable” than the Delta variant, which means that “greater awareness data analysis, rapid decision-making and prompt, strict control measures” was needed at the local and district levels.
As of now, around 200 COVID cases with the rapid-spreading variant Omicron have been identified in India with 77 who were either recovered or moved According to Ministry of Health on the Tuesday.
Maharashtra along with Delhi have been reported to have the highest instances of the latest variant, which is 54 cases each. These are then followed by Telangana (20 incidents), Karnataka (19), Rajasthan (18), Kerala (15) and Gujarat (14).