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4,099 New Covid Cases in Delhi; 81 percent Omicron

Delhi Covid Cases: The current positivity rate in Delhi is 6.46 percent, which means that for every 100 tests, six people will test positive.

New Delhi: With 4,099 infections reported in the last 24 hours, Delhi has seen yet another alarming increase in Covid cases, which is thought to be caused by the new Omicron variant. In the last three days, at least 10,000 new Covid cases have been reported in the city.

Here are the top ten takeaways from this major storey:

The new variant, which is thought to be highly infectious, has been found in the majority of recent samples tested, according to the Arvind Kejriwal government.

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“According to genome sequencing reports from three labs on December 30-31, 81 percent of samples were infected with Omicron, according to reports from the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences, Lok Nayak Hospital, and the National Centre for Disease Control. The majority of the cases are Omicron-related “Satyender Jain, the Minister of Health, made the announcement today.

81 percent Omicron
81 percent Omicron

The current positivity rate in Delhi is 6.46 percent, which means that one out of every 100 tests results in a positive result. This is the city’s highest temperature since May. The daily increase today is also the highest since May 18.

On Sunday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urged people not to “panic,” citing low hospitalisation rates. In a televised address, he said, “I just want to tell you that all new cases are with mild symptoms, asymptomatic, so there is no need to panic.”

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Every day, the city sees a huge increase in Covid cases; on Sunday, 3,194 new cases were reported, compared to 2,716 the day before.

So far, 1,700 Omicron cases have been reported in India. The majority hail from Maharashtra (510).

The Health Minister in Delhi had previously blamed the increase in cases on international flights.

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Another major city where the increase has been alarming is Mumbai. On Sunday, the city had 8,063 new Covid infections, out of a total of 11,877 in Maharashtra.

To stop the spread of the cases, new curbs have been installed across the county.

Despite the spike and curbs, huge crowds were seen on New Year’s Day in Delhi’s popular spots. In addition, a large number of people are visiting tourist attractions all over the country.

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