54% of Covid cases in Delhi infected with Omicron
Providing detailed information on the situation in Delhi regarding the new variant, Omicron, Health Minister Satyendar Jain addressed the Press on Thursday and said genome sequencing has revealed that most of the corona-positive cases in Delhi are related to Omicron and are thus mild.
He said out of 200 patients admitted in Delhi hospitals, only 102 are residents of Delhi and the remaining 98 are from outside Delhi.
“All Omicron patients are admitted to different hospitals in Delhi. The Delhi government is keeping a close watch on the increasing cases. The team of experts is constantly sharing information on the situation with the Delhi government,” he said.
Jain gave detailed information on the situation in Delhi on the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron. He said: “Corona cases have increased rapidly in the last few days. According to the latest report of Genome Sequencing, 54 per cent of the cases are of the Omicron variant. This includes both, those who have a travel history and those who do not have travel history. This means the possibility of community spread in Delhi now seems to be increasing. None of the hospitalised patients have required oxygen at present and most patients have only had minor symptoms.”
However, the most serious problem is that it is spreading much faster than the Delta variant. Most of the patients are having very subtle symptoms of corona and they do not need to be hospitalised.