India’s Omicron count crosses 150, Health News, ET HealthWorld

New Delhi/Mumbai, India’s Omicron Covid count rose to 153 on Sunday after Maharashtra reported six and Gujarat logged 4 extra circumstances of the brand new variant of coronavirus, respectively. According to central and state officers, omicron circumstances have been detected in 11 states and union territories — Maharashtra (54), Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17) and Karnataka (14), Telangana (20), Gujarat (11), Kerala (11), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1). Six individuals examined constructive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Maharashtra on Sunday, elevating the state’s tally of such circumstances to 54, the well being division mentioned. While two of those sufferers had a historical past of journey to Tanzania, two others had returned from England and one from the Middle East. All 5 of them are absolutely vaccinated. Another affected person is a five-year-old boy from Junnar in Pune who’s a detailed contact of Dubai travellers from Junnar, it mentioned in an announcement. “Total six circumstances have been identified right this moment – 4 of them discovered in the course of the airport screening in Mumbai. One of those 4 sufferers is from Mumbai, two from Karnataka and one from Aurangabad,” it mentioned. Out of 54 circumstances within the state, 22 have been present in Mumbai. In Gujarat, a 45-year-old NRI and a teenage boy who got here from the UK, a Surat-based girl who had just lately visited Dubai and a Tanzanian nationwide are the brand new sufferers of the Omicron variant. The non-resident Indian examined constructive for the coronavirus an infection within the RT-PCR check carried out on the Ahmedabad worldwide airport quickly after he arrived from the UK on December 15, a well being division official mentioned on Sunday. “The man’s pattern was later discovered contaminated with the Omicron variant,” Anand district well being officer Dr M T Chhari mentioned. He was scheduled to achieve the state’s Anand metropolis from Ahmedabad. “But, after he examined constructive for the coronavirus, he was taken to the Ahmedabad civil hospital from the airport. The affected person is at the moment recovering on the Ahmedabad civil hospital,” Dr Chhari mentioned. His co-passengers and different contacts have examined unfavourable for the viral an infection, the official mentioned. A 15-year-old boy from Gandhinagar was additionally detected with the Omicron variant after coming back from the UK, Gandhinagar Municipal Commissioner Dhaval Patel mentioned. The Tanzania nationwide, who arrived at Ahmedabad by way of Zanzibar and Dar-es-Salaam, was discovered unfavourable within the RT-PCR check carried out on the airport. However, when he was examined once more upon reaching Rajkot, he was discovered constructive on December 15, mentioned Rajkot collector Arun Mahesh Babu. “Genomic sequencing of his pattern on Sunday confirmed him to be contaminated with the Omicron variant,” he mentioned. The girl from Surat had gone to Dubai together with her two sons and returned on December 5. On December 13, whereas on her method again to Dubai, she examined constructive for COVID-19 in an RT-PCR check carried out on the Surat airport, well being officers mentioned. All her contacts, together with her son and daughter, have examined unfavourable for the virus, the official mentioned. On Saturday, Maharashtra had reported eight extra circumstances, Telangana’s tally jumped from eight to twenty, whereas Karnataka and Kerala reported six and 4 circumstances respectively. Of the six circumstances reported in Karnataka on Saturday, one was a passenger from the UK, whereas 5 others have been from COVID-19 clusters in two instructional establishments in Dakshina Kannada district, officers had mentioned. While Omicron was first reported in South Africa on November 24, India’s first two circumstances of the this closely mutated model of the coronavirus have been detected in Karnataka on December 2. PTI KSU AAM RRT ND KA RT NSD

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