2 More Omicron Cases Reported In Gujarat
- 2 more tested positive of Omicron in Gujarat's Jamnagar.
- India's Omicron cases tally rose to 25.
- Both are stable, asymptomatic and in hospital.
Jamnagar: 2 more cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Gujarat’s Jamnagar on Friday after two contacts of the NRI who was the first Omicron case of the state tested positive and the new variant was detected. The new cases take the state tally of Omicron cases to 3 while the country’s tally stands at 25. No new Omicron cases were reported in the last two days in the country.
All 3 Omicron patients in the state are stable and asymptomatic. Their treatment is going on in the hospital, municipal commissioner Vijaykumar Kharadi said. Gujarat’s first Omicron case was reported in a 72-year-old Zimbabwe-based NRI who came to Jamnagar last week. Among his close contacts, his wife and brother-in-law tested positive for Covid and their samples were sent for genome sequencing.
The Union health ministry on Thursday informed a parliamentary panel that India has reported 23 cases of the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, first identified in South Africa and now spread to around 58 countries. Karnataka was the first state in India to have reported this new variant following which Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Delhi reported Omicron cases.