70% of Active Cases are detecting as Omicron in Kolkata

Omicron is driving the current Covid surge in Kolkata, accounting for about 70% of the total cases, genomic analysis of samples drawn from the infected has confirmed.
“Till Christmas, 15 to 20 per cent of the samples showed the presence of omicron. Things changed between Christmas and new year. We have found omicron in 70% of the samples collected between Christmas and early January from in and around Kolkata,” as per a senior scientist associated with the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG)

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