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Omicron like viral fever, no need to panic but precaution needed: CM Yogi Adityanath

By Priyanka Verma 
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Omicron like viral fever, no need to panic but precaution needed: CM Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow: The Omicron variant is spreading fast but causes “very mild disease like viral fever”, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today, urging people not to panic amid reports that the new variant of coronavirus will trigger a third wave.Keeping in view the rising concerns over the virus variant, Adityanath said while requisite precautions must be taken to cut the spread of the disease, there is no need to panic.

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“It’s true that Omicron is highly contagious,” the UP chief minister acknowledged while addressing reporters on concerns about a third wave of the pandemic. “However, it is also true that compared to the second wave, the Omicron variant is weaker and is comparable to a simple viral fever.”

“Safety precautions are necessary when dealing with any disease,” he added. “And in this case, too, safeguards are necessary. But there is no need to panic.”

“During the Delta variant that was prevalent during March-April, it was seen that people were taking 15-25 days to recover. Covid complications were also reported in patients. However, this is not the case with Omicron,” he said. “Moreover, post-Covid complications were also reported in patients. But such instances have not yet been seen in cases of the Omicron variant. The virus has now become a lot weaker.”

Eight people have been infected with the Omicron variant in Uttar Pradesh since the first case was reported in the country in late November, according to the Health Ministry. Of these four people have recovered, as per the data.

This morning, Uttar Pradesh added 552 fresh Covid cases to take its overall tally to over 17 lakh. 22, 916 people have died due to Covid-related complications so far.

Notably, a total of 1,700 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus – out of which 639 recovered or migrated – have been detected across 23 states and Union territories so far, according to the Union health ministry’s data updated on Monday.

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Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 510 cases, followed by Delhi (351), Kerala (156), Gujarat (136), Tamil Nadu (121), and Rajasthan (120).

India’s overall Covid-19 tally rose to 3,49,22,882 with 33,750 fresh cases, while the active cases increased to 1,45,582, according to the data updated at 8am.

A total of 4,81,893 deaths have been reported so far in the country, including 1,41,542 from Maharashtra, 48,113 from Kerala, 38,346 from Karnataka, 36,790 from Tamil Nadu, 25,109 from Delhi, 22,916 from Uttar Pradesh, and 19,781 from West Bengal.

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