Delhi on Monday reported 4,099 fresh Covid-19 cases at a positivity rate of 6.46 per cent. One more person died due to Covid-19 while 1,509 have recovered.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain also confirmed that the latest genome sequencing report shows the presence of the Omicron variant in 84 per cent of the samples tested.
However, there has been a spike in new cases but the situation is still under control as there are no severe disease symptoms.
As per the health bulletin, New Delhi recorded around 4,000 new coronavirus cases; the positivity rate has also increased to 6.5 per cent, as per the minister.
Moreover, vaccination of children in the age group of 15-18 against covid-19 began today.
Vaccine shots were administered to the younger population. In Delhi also, daily coronavirus cases have registered a record surge in the past few days.
Delhi schools will also play a central role in the vaccination of eligible children.
Delhi Omicron cases
Now that Delhi is already seeing an Omicron wave, the UT government added that the number of cases will peak in a week’s time.
It is worth noting here that the Omicron cases in Delhi remain 351, as no new cases of this new variant were reported in the last two days.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also comparing the active case count in the capital said, “There are 6,360 active cases in Delhi right now. This number was around 2,191 three days ago. But on December 29, only 262 patients were admitted to hospitals. On January 1, this number came down to 247. This means that the cases that are coming in are very mild or are asymptomatic and people do not need hospitalisation. At present, only 82 oxygen beds are occupied in Delhi…very few patients who need oxygen are coming in. We have 37,000 such beds and can scale up at any time,” he added further.
Last week also, a team of researchers at the University of Cambridge had predicted, India to witness a short yet intense wave of Omicron variant within a few days.
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