Corona virus update: Fear over ‘XE’ variant in Delhi, 16 children also affected in Noida
Corona virus latest. Panic is growing in the country over the new variant of Corona virus ‘XE’. About 300 samples of people infected with Corona in Delhi have been sent to a laboratory for genome sequencing. Meanwhile, official sources have confirmed that 14 corona positive children have been admitted to private and government hospitals in the capital Delhi. Most of them are comorbidities. In the last 24 hours, 3,00,918 samples of Corona virus have been tested in India, a total of 83,14,78,288 samples have been tested till Friday. This information was provided by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). At the same time, 975 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours and a total of 796 people have been discharged and 4 people have died across the country. There are currently 11,366 active cases of corona infection in the country, while a total of 5,21,747 people have died.
Genome sequencing to detect ‘XE’ variations
Cases of corona infection are on the rise in Delhi and Noida. In such a situation, the genome is being set up to see if a new variant like ‘XE’ has spread. It is noteworthy that a few days ago, about 300 samples of people found to be infected with COD-19 were sent to Delhi for genome sequencing. Sample genome sequencing will take 7 to 10 days.
The highest number of cases in Delhi since February 27
The capital, Delhi, reported 366 cases on Friday, the highest number since February 27. In Delhi, the corona infection rate has risen to 3.95%. This is the highest rate of infection since February 3. At present, the number of active patients in Delhi has crossed 1000 and this is the highest since March 7.
Booster food preparation in Delhi
Amid rising corona infection in Delhi, preparations are now being made to give booster dose of corona vaccine again. Importantly, booster doses were introduced on Sunday at private centers across the country for all people over the age of 18, who have completed 9 months of taking the second dose, they can take booster doses. CovShield and Covaccine doses now cost Rs 225 and service charges at private safety centers can go up to a maximum of Rs 150.
43 new cases affect 16 children in Gautam Budh Nagar
At the same time, 43 new cases of corona infection have been reported in Gautam Budh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh. In the last 24 hours, 43 new cases of infection have been reported, including 16 children, said Gautam Kumar Sharma, chief medical officer (CMO) of Gautam Budh Nagar district. No school has been reported to have affected the children, but parents have.