On Wednesday, the city reported 73 new cases of Omicron variant, taking the tally to
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With the new cases of Omicron detected in Delhi, the capital has again shot past Maharashtra with the highest number of such Covid-19 cases in the country.
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Hospitals treating those with Omicron variant – Lok Nayak and four private hospitals – have said that almost all of the patients had mild symptoms like sore throat, fever, and body ache, but did not need any supplemental oxygen.
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The new variant of coronavirus is causing a surge in Covid-19 cases globally, as more than 30 mutations in the spike protein make it more capable of evading existing immunity.
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The Delhi government has also directed all the district magistrates (DMs) to ensure containment at houses and clusters having two or more positive cases until the patients recover and test negative.
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The city is presently under a “yellow alert” that allows Metro trains, buses and restaurants to operate at 50 per cent seating capacity only. All educational institutions, cinema halls and gyms are to remain closed as well.