The Director of Institute of Life Sciences, Ajay Parida on Saturday said that almost 60% of the Covid-19 cases being tested are of the Omicron variant in Odisha.
Odisha's Omicron tally on Wednesday climbed to 347 with the detection of 145 more persons infected by the highly contagious variant of the SARS-CoV-2.
In the biggest jump so far, Odisha on Wednesday reported 24 new Omicron cases, taking the total tally of the new variant of coronavirus to 61.
A new and potentially more transmissible coronavirus variant 'Omicron' is now popped up in several other countries.
A comprehensive policy on additional and booster doses for Covid-19 will be made public in the next 2 week.
The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday said that it stands to support African countries in fighting the new Covid-19 variant 'Omicron'.