New Delhi, 1/1: In view of the increasing cases of the new Omicron variant of Corona, the Central Government has written a letter to the State Governments and Union Territories. It has been said in this letter that the number of beds in hospitals should be increased and the stock of health infrastructure should be reviewed immediately. Apart from this, the states have also been asked to check the availability of oxygen. Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written in his letter that the world is witnessing the fastest jump in corona cases at this time.
The Center has asked the state governments to increase the number of temporary hospitals. Hotels can also be used for patients with mild symptoms of corona. Similar steps have been taken in earlier waves as well.
22,775 cases of Kovid-19 were reported in 24 hours
Significantly, 22,775 cases of Kovid-19 have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. Whereas 406 people have died due to this epidemic. With this, the total number of deaths due to Kovid-19 has increased to 4,81,486. The total active cases of corona have also increased to 1,04,781.
It accounts for 0.30% of the total cases of infection. Meanwhile, the number of cases of Omicron infection has reached 1,431. Of these, 488 people have recovered and gone home. Omicron infection has reached a total of 23 states of the country.
WHO’s chief scientist’s warning
World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday that while the Omicron variant of Kovid-19 may cause less severe disease, a small percentage of the large numbers infected with it are also very high and can affect health systems. can affect.