At a time when the number of Omicron cases is on the rise, forcing several states to implement night curfew and other measures to curb the spread, there is some good news. Most of the patients who have been tested positive with the new variant of coronavirus, which has already been declared as a ‘variant of concern’ by the World Health Organization, recovered without requiring any oxygen support or COVID-19 medications. The only treatment provided to these Omicron patients was multi-vitamins and paracetamol.
According to Dr Suresh Kumar, MD, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital, none of the Omicron patients admitted at the hospital required oxygen support, Remdesivir, steroids, or ventilator. The hospital, which comes under the Government of Delhi, is currently treating around 68 patients of COVID-19 who tested positive with the Omicron. Most of those admitted were asymptomatic with only a few showing minor symptoms. A senior official said that so far 40 patients have been discharged.
“Most of the patients who were admitted in the hospital were either asymptomatic or had minor symptoms. All of them are recovering well. None of them required oxygen support or steroids.” Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI. It is pertinent to mention that the LNJP hospital is the largest healthcare facility under the Delhi government.
Meanwhile, the total number of Omicron cases in India has climbed to 578. These cases have been reported from across 19 states and Union Territories so far. According to data provided by the Union Health Ministry, so far 151 people have recovered. Out of this number, the national capital has recorded the maximum number of Omicron cases at 142. It is followed by 141 cases in Maharashtra. The number of cases in other states like Kerala, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka is 57, 49, 43, 41, 34, and 31 respectively.