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107 fresh Omicron cases found, take tally to 333 in K'taka: Minister
107 fresh Omicron cases found, take tally to 333 in K'taka: Minister

Bengaluru, Jan 7 (TIWN) Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar on Friday said that 107 new Omicron cases have been detected, taking the overall tally in the state to 333.

“No severity is found among Omicron patients so far. But for those who have not taken Covid-19 vaccination, it could be more and even death is possible. I appeal to the people to get vaccinated to avoid hospitalisation,” he added.  He said that Omicron and Covid-19 cases in the third wave of the infection are spreading more as per predicted reports. The state has 3.95 per cent infection positivity rate.  The infection rate is higher but people need not panic about it. The infections tend to go up and then settle down, the minister added.  Six districts in the state — Bengaluru urban, Bengaluru rural, Mandya, Mysuru, Udupi and Kolar — are having more positivity rates. The district administrations are initiating more strict measures, he said.  Karnataka has ramped up the vaccination process. There has been a record 42 per cent vaccination in four days for the age group of 15 and 17 years. As many as 13.35 lakh children belonging to the eligible population category have been vaccinated with the first dose of Covid vaccine, he added.

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