Delhi reports 6 new Omicron cases, tally rises to 24

By Rajan Nath -- December 20, 2021 1:18 pm -- Updated:December 20, 2021 1:24 pm

Six new cases of Covid-19 Omicron variant have been reported in Delhi, increasing the case tally to 28, informed Delhi Health Department on Monday.

"Out of these 28 patients, 12 have been discharged and 16 people are under treatment," the Health Department added.

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As Delhi, on Sunday, recorded 107 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest in six months, a health expert said the spike could be due to the Omicron variant.

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The Delhi government on Saturday converted four private hospitals into dedicated centers for the treatment of the new Covid-19 variant Omicron.

These four hospitals are Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Max Hospital in Saket, Fortis Hospital in Vasant Kunj, and Batra Hospital in the Tughlakabad area of the national capital.

Delhi reports 2 new Omicron cases; tally rises to 24

Earlier, only government-run Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital was designated for the Omicron treatment.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "Given the rise in cases for some days, now all positive cases in Delhi will be sent for genome sequencing for Omicron."

Delhi is prepared for Omicron, said Kejriwal, adding that home isolation will be the focus.

-PTC News

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