June 28, 2022

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Satyendar Jain: Covid: No motive to fret till a brand new variant of concern will get detected, says Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain

The Delhi authorities is preserving a watchful eye over the COVID-19 scenario and there was no motive to fret till a brand new variant of concern is detected, Well being Minister Satyendar Jain mentioned on Monday. Interacting with reporters right here, the minister additionally sought to allay apprehensions over the regular rise in every day instances in Delhi and the positivity fee being recorded past one per cent in the previous few days.

“The depend of every day instances in Delhi is being reported within the vary of 100-200. We’re maintaining a tally of hospital admissions, and that’s happening. Focus should not be on positivity fee a lot as of now,” Jain mentioned.

Delhi reported 141 recent Covid instances and yet another demise on Sunday, whereas the positivity fee stood at 1.29 p.c, in accordance with knowledge shared by the town well being division.

The minister’s remarks comes amid the scare of a brand new coronavirus variant.

Jain mentioned, “on a regular basis a brand new variant is getting generated because the virus is mutating”.

“The Delhi authorities is preserving a watchful eye over the COVID-19 pandemic scenario. The World Well being Organisation has not declared any new variant of concern. There is no such thing as a motive to fret till a brand new variant of concern will get detected,” he mentioned.

The genomic evaluation of the COVID-19 XE variant pattern from Gujarat continues to be underway and outcomes are anticipated quickly, Union well being ministry sources had mentioned on Saturday.

The WHO has issued a warning towards XE, a brand new variant of Omicron first detected within the UK, and prompt that it may very well be extra transmissible than any COVID-19 pressure up to now.

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The XE variant is a mixture or recombinant of each sub-variants — BA.1 and BA.2 — of Omicron.

Gujarat reported its first case of the XE variant after a person from Mumbai examined optimistic for COVID-19 throughout his go to to Vadodara, a state official had mentioned.

Earlier to this, Mumbai civic physique officers had mentioned {that a} girl who had arrived from South Africa in February-end and examined optimistic in March has been contaminated by the XE variant, however the well being ministry has not confirmed it to be so.

The ministry had mentioned that current proof doesn’t but point out that it’s a case of the XE variant.