Covid-positive samples sent for genome sequencing in Delhi

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Amid the growing concerns of new Covid variant JN.1 in the country, Delhi governm et has sent COVID-19 positive samples to laboratories for genome sequencing. A total of 69 cases of Covid sub-variant JN.1 have been reported in the country so far.

“Delhi is witnessing three-four (Covid) cases every day, which means the positivity rate is less than 1 per cent. The samples of the positive patients have been sent for genome sequencing,” an official said.

He said the samples have been sent to the genome-sequencing laboratories at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital and Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences (ILBS).

Delhi Health Minister Saurabh Bharadwaj said on Monday that the national capital is recording three-four Covid cases on an average every day and asserted that the city is well equipped to fight the virus resurgence.