37 Omicron suspects admitted to LNJP hospital, 28 of them test positive
New Delhi : A total of 37 Omicron suspects have been admitted to Delhi's LNJP hospital so far. However, 28 people have tested positive for coronavirus. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said on Tuesday that all passengers coming from Omicron affected regions are being tested at the airport. “So far, 37 people have been admitted to LNJP, out of which 28 have tested Corona positive”, said Jain.
He also notified that all 28 samples have been sent for genome sequencing. Out of them, reports of 17 have come and only one has been tested positive with Omicron variant, rest are just COVID positive.
On the Covid situation in Delhi, he said that 50 to 60 cases are being reported daily. However, the positivity rate continues to be around 0.1 per cent. "If the positivity rate rises to 0.5 per cent, we will implement the graded response programme in the city," he added.
Jain also made an appeal to the Centre to accept the protesting RDA doctors’ demand to run the health services smoothly amid Omicron’s scare in the city. He said, "We are fully prepared to fight the third Covid surge if it comes. No scarcity of beds, oxygen, and medicine will be felt, but I will appeal to all the people to wear masks which are only the biggest tool we have to fight the pandemic. We can prevent the third Covid wave by following the Covid appropriate behaviour," he added.