The world continues to reel under Covid-19 wave triggered by the highly contagious Omicron variant of coronavirus. In the United Kingdom, the official death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic exceeded 150,000 on Saturday. The current explosion of omicron-fuelled Covid infections in the US is causing a breakdown in basic functions and services as the virus puts healthcare and frontline workers out of commission. Covid-19 infections are on a steep upward trajectory in India, too, with 1,59,632 cases reported on Sunday. More and more states are imposing tighter restrictions in a bid to control the rampaging virus.
According to Dr. Samiran Panda additional director general of the Indian Council of medical research (ICMR) 1.5 lakh new covid cases, active infection are around 4.8 lakh. 327 deaths in last 24 hrs ending sunday, 9 am . The daily pisitive rate stood at 10.21 percent.