Omicron in 81 in line with cent of Covid samples examined, says Delhi well being minister

Of the most recent 187 Covid samples examined, 152 had Omicron and eight.5 in line with cent had Delta, he advised the Delhi Meeting

New Delhi: Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain on Monday stated the most recent genome sequencing document displays Omicron has been present in 81 in line with cent of the samples examined and the brand new variant of shock is the explanation in the back of the surge in coronavirus circumstances within the capital.

Of the most recent 187 Covid samples examined, 152 had (81 in line with cent) Omicron and eight.5 in line with cent had Delta, he advised the Delhi Meeting.


“So, Omicron is the variant spreading now and the proportion of different variants may be very low,” the minister stated responding to a query of Chief of Opposition Ramvir Bidhuri.

Previous within the day, Jain had advised journalists that Omicron accounted for 84 in line with cent of the most recent Covid samples examined.

The minister advised the meeting that not one of the Omicron-infected sufferers in Delhi’s hospitals have to this point required oxygen.

“Until Sunday, there have been round 8,000 energetic circumstances in Delhi and simply 3.4 in line with cent of the whole 9,024 Covid beds in hospitals had been occupied. There have been round 1,500 to two,000 sufferers in hospitals when Delhi reported an equivalent collection of energetic circumstances closing time,” he stated.


Jain stated Omicron got here into India round December 1 via contaminated global passengers.

“We habits RT-PCR exams on all global passengers on the airport. Those that take a look at certain are despatched into institutional quarantine at Lok Nayak Health facility and a few personal hospitals,” he stated.

“One of the crucial passengers who examined damaging on the airport became out certain at house after some days. Their complete households and contacts became out Covid certain. So, it’s transparent that Omicron unfold as a result of individuals who went house after checking out damaging on the airport,” he stated.

Jain stated the Delhi govt again and again asked the Centre to prevent all global flights to forestall the unfold of Omicron in India however it didn’t achieve this.


“Everybody knew Omicron didn’t originate in India. It got here from international nations. I again and again asked the Centre, the executive minister (Arvind Kejriwal) wrote a letter to High Minister Narendra Modi to prevent all global flights. However they didn’t achieve this,” he stated.

He stated even though there’s a spike in circumstances however the scenario is below keep an eye on as no longer many of us are growing serious illness or require hospitalisation.

In keeping with the well being bulletin to be issued in a while Monday, the capital has recorded round 4,000 new circumstances of coronavirus and the positivity charge has larger to six.5 in line with cent, the minister stated.

Jain stated some mavens have stated the circumstances will height in every week however it is conjecture.




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