Amid the Omicron scare, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said all samples that test positive for COVID-19 will now be sent for genome sequencing.
No Christmas, New Year in Delhi as national capital sees 125 COVID cases in a day, highest in six months
Delhi Disaster Management Authority ordered the district magistrates to identify potential COVID-19 superspreader areas ahead of Christmas and New Year.
The national capital is recording around 100-125 cases a day, while it has the capacity of genome sequencing of 400-500 samples daily.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to the central government to allow booster dose for health workers and other citizens to fight new COVID-19 variants like Omicron.
Out of these 24 Omicron patients in Delhi, 12 have been discharged, the sources said.
The rise in cases is being recorded amid the Omicron scare in Delhi as the total number of patients infected with the latest variant of coronavirus jumped by 12 on Friday to reach 22.
The patient, a resident of Ranchi, had travelled from Tanzania to Doha and from there to Delhi on a Qatar Airways flight on December 2.
Amid concerns over the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the Centre had issued a revised guideline for international travellers which came into effect on December 1.
They have made the supreme sacrifice to save the mankind through the pandemic, the Delhi Assembly speaker said.
Of the eight Covid positive, two are from the United Kingdom, and one each from France and the Netherlands.
Samples of the quartet sent for genome sequencing to ascertain if they have Omicron
The study was conducted on 2,586 Covid patients, tested through real-time PCR and who were admitted at SGRH from April 8 to October 4, 2020.
The test positivity rate too went up, to 0.12 per cent, according to the latest health bulletin of the Delhi government.
A campaign to carry out house-to-house Covid vaccination of people who are yet to take a dose and those whose second shot is overdue got underway in the national capital.
Dr Gupta got infected with the virus while treating corona patients in April this year. After a long battle, he succumbed on August 14.