Written by Staff Writer
03 Jan, 2022 | 4:20 pm
New Delhi: Eighty-four percent of all COVID-19 samples tested in Delhi are of the highly transmissible Omicron variant, the national capital’s Health Minister said on Monday (3).
Genome sequencing reports of December 30-31 have found Omicron strain in 84 percent of samples, Health Minister Satyendar Jain told news agency PTI.
According to the health bulletin to be issued later on Monday, the capital has recorded around 4,000 new cases of coronavirus and the positivity rate has increased to 6.5 percent, the minister said.
The Omicron variant has spread to 23 states in India. Maharashtra is the worst-affected state with 510 cases, followed by Delhi with 351 infections.
Mr Jain said there is no shortage of medical staff in state-run hospitals and clinics. COVID-19 cases have been rising in the city.
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