India reports 4th case of Omicron, first in Maharashtra

The fourth case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed in India

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The fourth case of the Omicron variant has been confirmed in India. A 33-year-old man from Maharashtra, who travelled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai, Delhi, and has been found positive, making it the first case of this variant in Maharashtra.

On November 24, this unvaccinated passenger arrived in Mumbai after giving samples at the Delhi airport. 12 of his high-risk contacts & 23 of the low-risk contacts have been traced and tested negative for COVID-19. “Additionally, 25 of the co-passengers from the Delhi-Mumbai flight have also been tested negative. More contacts are currently being traced”, said the  Maharashtra Health Department

3 Cases with the Omicron variant have already been detected in Karnataka and Gujarat. While the first two cases of the variant were confirmed in Karnataka and the other one on Gujrat.

The first case of the variant was of a 66-year-old South African man who came to Bengaluru on November 20 and left India after testing negative. The other patient is a 46-year-old man who is a doctor – an anaesthetist – at a hospital in Bengaluru. He tested positive without any travel history to South Africa or any other country as per civil officials body. In Gujarat, a 72-year-old man was found infected with the Omicron variant in Jamnagar after his return from Zimbabwe.

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