Omicron variant Live updates: Karnataka reports 12,000 new cases of Covid; 9,020 from Bangalore only

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Health workers outside the Covid care center of a hospital in Ahmedabad.

Maharashtra continues to have the maximum number of Omicron cases, followed by Delhi, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Kerala in India. In addition, several states have imposed restrictions and a nighttime curfew to curb the spread of the infection.

With the surge in COVID-19 cases, India is witnessing a third wave of the pandemic believed to be caused by the Omicron variant and experts continually warn that it is highly contagious and cannot be taken lightly. Dr Suranjit Chatterjee, Senior Consultant at Apollo Hospitals, said: “We certainly shouldn’t take Omicron lightly as a fraction of patients will certainly become ill. We are already seeing an increase in hospitalizations. Guess we don’t think Omicron is virulent, but if you have underlying uncontrolled diabetes, bronchitis, or asthma, you’re going to get sick. Even before the Omicron or even before this COVID came along, all of these immunocompromised or vulnerable patients got sick with it. So what I’m going to say is because it’s very contagious, and so many people are infected with it. , you might be young, you might get through it, but if you belong to the vulnerable population then don’t take it lightly. “He added,” So don’t take it lightly. There is no reason to panic. This is what I would say. But yes, you can’t take it lightly and you shouldn’t throw in your guards, you should be careful in your approach until the time we get over this pandemic. ”

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