Huge, quick “Tsunami” of new COVID-19 cases in India

Huge, quick “Tsunami” of new COVID-19 cases in India

Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “Huge, quick “tsunami” of new COVID-19 cases in India

India has registered 1.17 lakh new COVID-19 cases which is the highest in the last 7 months. This surge happened due to Omicron variant’s overtaking Delta in the cities.

Due to rise of new cases Vibrant Global summit which was going to be held in Gandhinagar, Gujarat has been postponed and several events have been cancelled. Gujarat Vibrant Global Investor summit was planned to be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi.

India reported a single day rise of corona virus cases more than 1 lakh after 214 days. As per the data of Union Health Ministry, India’s total of COVID-19 cases recorded 3.52 crore in which 3 thousands cases of Omicron reported across 27 states and UTs. Out of the total Omicron cases reported so far, 1,199 people have recovered or migrated.

States with high load of cases of Omicron (migrated):

Maharashtra reported the maximum number of 876 cases. Delhi reported 465 of migrated cases of Omicron. Karnataka recorded 333 while Rajasthan, Kerala and Gujarat recorded 291, 284 and 204 respectively.

The country witnessed a single day surge of 1, 17,100 new corona virus infections in last 24 hours which is the highest since June.

The country last witnessed over one lakh cases on June 7 2021, at that time 1, 00,636 infections were reported.

The active cases comprise 1.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 97.57 per cent, the ministry said.

Warning of World Health Organisation:

As around 9.5 million new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the world during the week December 27-January 2, WHO gave its chief warning that the “tsunami of cases” caused by the new Omicron variant has flooding out health systems around the world.

Countries with highest cases:

The highest numbers of covid-19 cases have been reported in the United States of America with more than 25 lakh new cases and 92 per cent increase, the United Kingdom with more than 11 lakh new cases, France- 10 lakh new cases, Spain more than 6 lakh new cases and in Italy more than 6.40 lakh new cases.

WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has expressed his deep concern about the current speed of vaccine rollout. He also projected that 109 countries could not get fully vaccinating to 70 per cent of their populations by the start of July 2022.

Question & Answer:

Q1. How many news cases have been reported in last 24 hours?

Ans. India crossed 1 lakh cases (1.17 lakh new cases)

Q2. In which city Global Vibrant summit was planned?

Ans. Gandhinagar (capital city of Gujarat)

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