News > Both Omicron, Delta variants causing Covid case surge: Kerala health minister

Both Omicron, Delta variants causing Covid case surge: Kerala health minister

Medical Buyer | 20/01/2022 04:40 PM | Click to read full article

Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Tuesday cautioned people against the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the state during the third wave and said both Delta and Omicron variants of the virus are contributing to the ongoing unprecedented surge in daily cases.

Though its severity is lesser, the Omicron variant has the potential to spread the disease 5-6 times more than the Delta variant and so it should not be taken lightly.