Delhi Omicron: Omicron In 84% Of Delhi Samples Tested, Minister Satyendar Jain

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The Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said today that 84 per cent of COVID-19 samples tested there are Omicron samples, which are highly transmissible. Satyendar Jain, Health Minister, told news agency PTI that 84% of samples sequenced between December 30 and 31 contained the Omicron strain. Despite the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the city, Mr Jain maintains that there is no shortage of medical staff in government-run hospitals and clinics.

An updated health bulletin to be issued on Monday says around 4,000 new cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the capital, with the positivity rate rising to 6.5%.

Although there has been an increase in cases, Mr. Jain said that the situation is under control since not many people have developed severe illnesses or need to be hospitalized. He said some experts have predicted the cases will peak in the next week, but that’s only a conjecture as of now.

There were 3,194 new cases of Coronavirus on Sunday, 15 percent higher than on Saturday. One person died, bringing the total number of deaths since the pandemic began to 25,109 as of Sunday evening.

The Omicron variant has spread to 23 states in India. Maharashtra has the most cases, with 510, followed by Delhi with 351.

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