Coronavirus India LIVE Updates, Coronavirus Cases Today, COVID 19 Cases In India, Omicron Covid Cases, India Covid Cases April 22, 2022

Jammu: A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 testing, at a market in Jammu, Wednesday, April 20, 2022. (Photo PTI)

India’s effective reproduction number (R-value) for Covid-19, an indicator of how quickly a disease is spreading through the population, rose above 1 for the first time since mid-January, when of the third wave of the pandemic. The R-value, which has seen a steady increase over the past few weeks, was 1.07 from April 12 to 18, according to Sitabhra Sinha, a researcher at the Chennai Institute of Mathematical Sciences who has been tracking the country’s R-value since. the start of the pandemic. It was 0.93 the previous week.

The Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology (ICMR-NIV) based in Pune has reported three episodes of Covid-19 infection in a healthcare worker. The report was published Tuesday in the Journal of Infection. The professional had a primary infection with SARS-CoV2, a breakthrough infection with Delta and a reinfection with Omicron over a period of 16 months.

The NIV researchers said the study results prove the immune evasion potential of the Omicron variant, even after infection and vaccination. In the case of the 38-year-old medical professional from New Delhi, NIV researchers said the patient had a breakthrough infection with a Delta derivative (AY.112) and re-infection with the Omicron BA subline. .2. Although the clinical specimens of the primary infection could not be characterized, the likelihood of B.1 as an infecting variant would be higher because the infection occurred in October 2020, while the emerging variants n had not been detected in India.

Just when the pandemic appeared to be ending in India, rising cases in Delhi and Haryana again started to raise alarm bells. The silver lining, for now, is the fact that the increase in cases has been limited in these two states, essentially Delhi and its environs, and has not been reported in other parts of the country.

Unlike other major cities such as Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai or Pune where the number of daily new cases fell to lower double digits, Delhi continued to report significantly higher number of cases, over 100 per day on average.

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