New Delhi: Omicron cases in Delhi: After Maharashtra and Gujarat reported one case of Omicron virus each, Delhi has also reported its first case of the new variant of coronavirus taking the total tally to five in the country so far. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday confirmed that the first case of Omicron has been found in the national capital. The new development has raised the alarms and authorities have swung into action.
On Saturday, one case of Omicron virus was detected in Maharashtra while the other one was found in Gujarat. Earlier, two cases were already found in Karnataka last week. Now, the total number of infected people has reached five in the country.
The Health Minister in a tweet in Hindi said: “The first case of Omicron variant has been found in Delhi. The patient has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital. Omicron is not a new disease but another variant of the corona. Protocols to avoid it are also the same as the previous ones. Therefore, take the vaccine, use mask and follow social distancing.”
On the other hand, according to the Union Health Ministry data, a total of 8,895 new cases of coronavirus have been found in the country in the last 24 hours and 2,796 people lost their lives to the deadly virus. With this, the number of active cases has reached 99,155 in India.