Recording a steady rise in the number of COVID-19 cases across the country, India on Thursday reported 3,275 new COVID-19 cases, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. The data showed that a total of 3,010 recoveries have been reported in the last 24 hours.
Additionally, the country reported 55 deaths in the last 24 hours. Whereas according to the data of the Ministry of Health, active cases in the country were 19,719 on Thursday.
Meanwhile, in a related development, the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV2 virus has been shown to be intrinsically as severe as the previous variant, contrary to assumptions made in previous studies that it was more transmissible but less severe, a large study found. has gone.
“We found that the risks of hospitalization and mortality were almost identical between periods,” said four scientists who conducted the study based on records of 130,000 COVID-19 patients over the past two years. The variety was prominent around the world. ,
The study, which is undergoing peer-review in the Nature Portfolio and was posted on Research Square on May 2, was adjusted for confounders including demographics, vaccination status and the Charlson comorbidity index, which was a measure of the risk for patients. Predicts the risk of death within one year of hospitalization. specific concomitant conditions.
Scientists from Massachusetts General Hospital, Minerva University and Harvard Medical School said the studies that believed the Omicron variant was less severe were conducted in various places, including South Africa, Scotland, England and Canada.
He said his study may have had several limitations, including the possibility that it underestimated the number of patients vaccinated in recent Covid waves and the total number of infections, as it excluded those patients. Dia, who did rapid testing at home.
(with inputs from agencies)