Kanpur: On Thursday, 96 new Covid cases were recorded by the district health department taking the tally of active cases to a new high of 257. The rapid rise in Covid-19 cases, bring an increase of 45% in Covid infections has given worries to the health officials.
After a relief of more than six months the city is again witnessing Covid cases now. It was in May 2021 when Covid cases were at its peak.
According to the health department, no Omicron case has been reported in the district on Thursday. Two Omicron cases were reported in the city on Tuesday night. The report of one of the patients, a resident of Swaroop Nagar, has come to be negative now while details of the other person is being verified, said CMO Dr Nepal Singh.
The confirmation regarding persons positive with Omicron variant of Covid came through genome sequencing report. The samples of these two persons had been sent to King George Medical University in Lucknow for confirming about Omicron infection.