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Coronavirus Omicron India Live: India has reported 2,47,417 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours ending at 9 a.m. on Thursday, up 27% from yesterday. With 84,825 recoveries, active cases currently stand at 11,17,531. The daily positivity rate has increased to 13.11%. The country’s Omicron tally rose to 5,488, with Maharashtra and Delhi contributing the most cases of the new variant.

Amid the recent surge in Omicron-fueled Covid-19 cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to hold a virtual meeting with all state chief ministers on Thursday afternoon, to review the coronavirus situation across the country .

It comes a day after the health ministry reported a sharp increase in the rate of positivity of cases in the country – from 1.1% on December 30 to 11.05% on January 12.

As the country grapples with the aggressive third wave, Bharat Biotech said on Wednesday a study from Emory University found that a booster dose of Covaxin from pharma given six months after its two doses can neutralize the Omicron and Delta variants of the coronavirus.

Separately, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday that more than two million children between the ages of 15 and 18 have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far. He praised the “sense of responsibility” of the country’s youth and said this was manifested in the rapid pace of vaccination. The campaign to vaccinate adolescents began on January 3.

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