7TH GENOME SEQUENCING: 55% of Covid-19 patients detected with Omicron variant in Mumbai
The Indian Express Delhi|January 01, 2022
FIFTY-FIVE PER CENT of the sequenced Covid-19 positive samples in Mumbai have been detected with the new variant Omicron, the Brihan-mumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Friday. This substantiates the claims of community transmission of Omicron, leading to the beginning of the third wave in Maharashtra.
RUPSA CHAKRABORTY

Mumbai, with 5,428 cases, contributed 67.2 per cent to the state's tally of 8,067 cases on Friday, as per the data of the state government. The figures released by the BMC, meanwhile, said that Mumbai on Friday reported 5,631 Covid-19 cases.

The difference in BMC's and state's Covid-19 figures is due to the delay on part of the civic body to register data on the centralised Covid-19 server.

Omicron has started dominating over the Delta variant in the city - which has now turned into the epicentre of the third wave by recording the highest number of Covid-19 cases in India.

In the seventh genome sequencing conducted in the city, the BMC-run Kasturba Gandhi Hospital tested 282 samples.

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