Dr Jugal Kishore, Professor of Community Medicine at Safdarjung Hospital, told Amar Ujala that in any of Kovid’s tests, no variant of Kovid’s positive patient was mentioned. He has Delta or the new variant Omicron is infected. It can only be found in genome sequencing.
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The number of corona patients in India is increasing rapidly day by day. Many patients are suspected to be infected with the omicran variant. However, it would be difficult to say anything about this without genome sequencing research of patient samples. Health experts say that due to the lack of genome sequencing facilities in India, only a small number of variants are being tested. At present, the characteristics of the Omicron variant in individuals can only be assessed by looking at them.
Kovid did not reveal the test variant
However, if patients infected with Kovid consider these factors, they can easily estimate which variant they are infected with. Dr Jugal Kishore, Professor of Community Medicine at Safdarjung Hospital, told Amar Ujala that in any of Kovid’s tests, no variant of Kovid’s positive patient was mentioned. He has Delta or the new variant Omicron is infected. It can only be found in genome sequencing. For example, two lakh Kovid cases are received daily in the country through RTPCR, but only 10 thousand samples go for genome sequencing to test Omicron or any other variant. In such a situation, it is not known whether the remaining 1.90 lakh people have Delta or Omicron.
Omicron grows faster than delta
Compared to the first variant, Omicron is almost 70 percent more contagious and faster to spread. It spreads through the air and infects most people. On the other hand, cases of corona patients appear more often compared to the delta variant. Therefore, depending on this, it can be said that this time only the Omicron variant is spreading the infection mainly in the country.
Patients should pay special attention to these symptoms
Compared to April to June 2021, this time around, milder symptoms are coming out due to the corona, he said. For example, fever, chills, cough, chills, body aches or headaches appear for one or two days. In most cases, patients do not show any symptoms. This time the number of moderate or severe patients was very low. Significantly, the corona symptoms are mild in Omicron patients worldwide and very severe in the delta. Problems such as vomiting, diarrhea, shortness of breath, low oxygen level and low BP come to the fore. In such a situation, Omicron could be considered the main cause of infection in India this time.