Omicron Variant Detected In Well being Min | Raipur Information

Raipur: Omicron variant has been confirmed in 5 extra genome sequencing samples, together with that of Chhattisgarh well being minister TS Singh Deo and 4 different sufferers in Raipur. These sufferers at the moment are reported to have recovered.
Singh Deo examined Covid constructive on January 2 after which his swab pattern was despatched for genome sequencing to Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
Among the many 4 others, two of them have returned from UAE whereas the others don’t have any journey historical past. The primary Omicron affected person was identified from Bilaspur on January 5.
Chhattisgarh’s epidemic management division director Dr Subhash Mishra mentioned that pattern of 4 Covid sufferers from Raipur have examined constructive for Omicron variant. Therefore, it’s being suspected that Omicron has unfold within the society. The constructive samples of these getting back from overseas are being despatched for sequencing. The Omicron variant is tracked by sending 5% samples from every district for genome sequencing.
Well being division had confirmed Chhattisgarh’s first Omicron case on January 5. A 52-year-old businessman from Bilaspur had returned from UAE on December 2, 2021. His report got here constructive after he accomplished his interval of isolation. His pattern was despatched to Bhubaneswar on December 17. By the point his report got here on January 5, he had recovered from Covid virus.
As per well being officers, the variety of Covid sufferers has elevated 14 instances in 10 days. On Monday itself, 4,120 new sufferers have been discovered throughout state.
The unfold of Covid instances in third wave in Chhattisgarh has been very quick. Whereas January 1 noticed a complete of 279 new sufferers throughout the state, 4,120 new sufferers have been detected on Monday. In the meantime, 358 sufferers have been discharged — of those, 136 individuals have been discharged from hospitals whereas 222 individuals have been discharged from dwelling isolation.
In the meantime, on Tuesday, 11 medical employees, together with three docs, two employees nurses, two employees on obligation in isolation ward and 4 lab technician have been discovered Covid constructive contaminated in Korba Medical School. On account of this, there’s scarcity of technicians in microbiology lab for testing Covid samples.
In Janjgir-Champa, a complete 10 docs have been identified Covid constructive up to now in Janjgir District Hospital. Superintendent Dr. Anil Jagat and pathologist Dr. Ashwini Rathore have additionally grow to be contaminated in Janjgir District Hospital. Earlier, the report of eight docs of the hospital got here constructive.

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