New Delhi. In Delhi, about 24 cases of the new variant ‘Omicron’ of Coronavirus have been reported. It is now reported that most of these patients have traveled to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In view of the increasing number of cases related to Omicron variants, the Delhi government has also decided to conduct genome sequencing of samples of all new patients. Apart from this, a significant increase is also being recorded in the number of corona virus infections in the capital.
The Indian Express report quoted sources as saying that 19 of the 22 patients were international passengers. At the same time, 3 people became victims of corona after coming in contact with those traveling abroad. 10 out of 19 have traveled to UAE. Whereas, 4 came from Britain, 2 South Africa, 2 Tanzania and 1 Zimbabwe. The positivity rate in the capital remained at 0.20 percent on Monday. Along with this, the number of new cases and hospitalizations received daily has also increased.
The Delhi government has issued orders to conduct genome sequencing of all new cases. Tests were conducted at the National Center of Disease Control, Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences and Lok Nayak Hospital. According to the report, sources say that genome sequencing of 320 samples was done in these hospitals, of which 11 per cent patients were Omicron, 49 per cent Delta and 40 were ‘others’.
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The government in Delhi also seems ready for the increasing havoc of the corona virus again. The government says that 30 thousand Kovid beds are ready. Along with this, arrangements will be made for 100 beds per ward if needed on two weeks notice. With this, the capacity of beds in the capital will cross 64 thousand. Apart from this, 6 thousand 800 ICU will also be prepared soon.
The Delhi government is also contemplating to increase the workforce for Kovid management. Under this, special training will be given to students, nurses, paramedics. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed the health officials to ensure the availability of medicines and equipment.
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