Delhi Records 10 New Cases Of Omicron Variant, Tally Surges To 20


New Delhi: Ten new Omicron variant cases have been detected in Delhi taking the overall tally of the strain in the city to 20. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain informed that a total of 10 people, out of these 20, have been discharged from the hospital after testing negative for the virus.

On Thursday, Delhi had recorded four cases of Omicron variant and all the patients were admitted to LNJP hospital.
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On Tuesday, Jain had said that the Omicron variant of coronavirus has not spread in the community so far and the situation is under control but the cases are surging. Jain said that LNJP had a dedicated ward for patients of Omicron with 40 beds which has now been increased to 100 considering the rise in cases across the country.

The condition of the Omicron-positive patients is stable, he said.

Delhi’s first patient of the Omicron variant — a 37-year-old man from Ranchi — was discharged on Monday after he tested negative for COVID-19 twice, officials said.

He had traveled from Tanzania to Doha and from there, to Delhi on a Qatar Airways flight on December 2. He stayed in Johannesburg in South Africa for a week and had mild symptoms.

Under new norms, RT-PCR tests are mandatory for the passengers arriving from the “at-risk” countries and they are allowed to leave the airport only after the results come.

Also, two per cent of the passengers arriving on flights from other countries are being tested randomly.

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