Gautam Budh Nagar’s chief medical officer (CMO) on Monday stated genome sequencing at random of new Covid-19 cases in the district has proven that the outbreak at current is being brought on by a sub-lineage of the Omicron variant, as has been the case nationally, the place the mutations haven’t triggered any concern.
In line with CMO Dr Sunil Kumar Sharma, 16 randomly chosen samples despatched to Lucknow’s King George’s Medical College had been recognized with variations of the Omicron variant.
The samples had been despatched from cases discovered between February 14 and March 27. The report of the genome sequencing was launched on April 3.
“The Covid cases began rising in the district from mid-February. In March, a complete of 100 cases had been reported. Therefore, samples had been randomly chosen from the 2 months and despatched for genome sequencing to establish its variant,” stated Dr Sharma.
Regardless that the quantity of cases of Covid-19 has elevated, consultants say there isn’t any have to panic as hospitalisations stay low.
CMO Sharma stated the Omicron variant is taken into account non-serious for sufferers with out co-morbidities.
“As we noticed in the third wave throughout January 2022, there are much less hospital admissions of Covid cases of Omicron variant and the signs are additionally much less critical. Most of such cases get better in house isolation. Therefore, individuals shouldn’t panic,” he stated.
The district Justice of the Peace on Monday reviewed Covid preparedness of the district well being division and issued essential directions to officers for efficient management.
“The DM instructed officers to check all symptomatic sufferers coming to medical amenities in the district. An Built-in Covid Management Centre (ICCC) has been arrange at in Sector 60 by the well being division to supervise the preparedness. Other than this, a Covid helpline quantity 1800-4192211 has been issued for public for help,” a press release from the district administration stated.