As India cripples with rising cases of COVID-19, the state of Assam has reported 3238 Covid Positive cases in a single day.
Meanwhile, the Kamrup Metropolitan District has reported 1070 cases, taking to Twitter, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted that the overall positivity rate stands at 7.87%
On January 12, the Union Health Ministry warned the citizens saying that Omicron infection is not a common cold, and also added that fully vaccinated people were 78% less likely to develop COVID-19 infection than unvaccinated people.
Fully vaccinated people are on the safe side
Referring to a study by the New York State Health Department, Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry, said the report, based on analysis since May 2021, also showed that fully vaccinated people had between 90.2% and 95.7% lower chance of being hospitalised.
Drastic rise in positivity rate due to Omicron
The Ministry stated that the positivity rate in the country had risen to 11.05% on January 12 from 1.1% on December 30. It said Maharashtra, West Bengal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Kerala and Gujarat were emerging as States of concern due to the rapid rise in cases there.
It added that 300 districts in the country were reporting weekly case positivity of more than 5%, with 19 States having more than 10,000 active cases.