delhi: No XE variant in Delhi yet, shows genome testing

Genome sequencing done so far on samples of Covid-19 positive cases does not suggest the presence of XE variant in Delhi, people told ET. After a steady decline, Delhi is witnessing a rapid increase in the number of Covid cases along with the city. 1,009 new COVID cases were registered in the last 24 hours, which is 60% higher than Tuesday.

The positivity rate has also gone up to 5.7%. Genome sequencing of all samples had begun in the capital this week to find out if any new variant has spread in the city and there has been an increase in the number of Covid cases.

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