Covid-19: Omicron patients in India recovering with little to no medical support

Those who test positive for the strain reportedly recuperate without the use of oxygen support, steroids, Remdesivir or a ventilator


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Published: Sun 26 Dec 2021, 5:55 PM

Patients who were suffering from Omicron variant of Covid-19 have recovered without the use of oxygen support, steroids, Remdesivir or ventilator, said Dr Suresh Kumar, MD, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.

“Majority of the patients who have come to us were either asymptomatic or had minor symptoms. All the patients are recovering, not a single patient needed oxygen support, steroids, Remdesivir or ventilator,” said Kumar.

“So far 51 Omicron patients have come to LNJP hospital, out of which 40 patients have been cured and discharged. 11 are currently being treated here,” he said.

“Today, 10 more suspects have come from the international airport, we have sent their samples for genome sequencing,” he added.


According to the Union Health Ministry, 422 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been reported in the country so far, as per the medical bulletin released on Sunday.

Out of this, Maharashtra topped the list with 108 confirmed cases followed by Delhi (79 cases) and Gujarat (43 cases).

Meanwhile, India reported 6,987 fresh Covid-19 cases and 162 deaths in the last 24 hours, said the bulletin.

The country’s active caseload currently stands at 76,766, the lowest since March 2020.

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