India is constantly recording a rise in Omicron cases.
Counted till date, its tally in India has crossed 38 after being prominently present in Andhra Pradesh, Chandigarh.
The characteristic of Omicron which has scared everyone is that it spreads rapidly and infects many within a very less time.
A study carried out by the researchers at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and South Africa's Stellenbosch University said that the Omicron variant of corona virus could claim between 25,000 and 75,000 deaths in the United Kingdom by April next year.
UK is seeing the most rapid spread of the Omicron variant as compared to anywhere in the world, with more than 600 new cases being confirmed on Saturday.
The unconfirmed spread could be much higher.
The new study, by researchers, has done a range of projections considering different scenarios for the variant's transmission capability and interventions like administering booster doses of vaccine.The new study, by researchers at has done a range of projections considering different scenarios for the variant's transmission capability and interventions like administering of booster doses of vaccine.
In the most optimistic scenario, involving low immune escape and high booster dose efficacy, the hospitalization rate is likely to rise to 60 per cent of the peak that the UK saw in January this year (about 3,800 hospital admissions every day). In America, Omicron affected 600 people on a daily basis.
In India, several steps have been taken to restrict the spread of Omicron. Several senior scientists are emphasizing the vaccination of children.
Researchers have said that as the population of India is more, it will be difficult to control if it spreads among the children.
On the other hand, the Assam Government today has announced to offer a helping hand of Rs 50000 to the immediate family members of the one who lose their lives due to Covid.
The notice which was issued by the Deputy Commissioner of the state said that all the necessary documents and forms, which were to be filled and submitted were available at the office of the Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Disaster Management Authority and Circle office.