Two Omicron Cases confirmed in Odisha

Insight Bureau: Amid speculation of 3rd wave of COVID-19 due to Omicron variant of the virus, two persons in Odisha tested positive for the new variant today.

The two infected persons have returned from Nigeria and Qatar. Reports suggest that both are from Cuttack (41-year-old) and Jagatsinghpur (43-year-old).

Institute of Life Sciences, Bhubaneswar confirmed the two to be positive with Omicron variant today although their conditions are said to be stable.

Official source said that 7 foreign returnees had tested positive for COVID-19 in the State, of which genome sequencing report of four infected came negative for Omicron.

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According to last available figures, the country registered 202 patients of the new Omicron strain even as most of whom have been asymptomatic or shown mild symptoms.

Omicron cases are on the rise in Delhi. Both Maharashtra & Delhi have reported 54 cases each so far. India has so far reported 202 Omicron cases while 77 have recovered or discharged.

Omicron in India:

? Maharashtra – 54
? Delhi – 54
? Telangana – 20
? Karnataka – 19
? Rajasthan – 18
? Kerala – 15
? Gujarat – 14
? Uttar Pradesh – 2
? Odiaha – 2
? Andhra Pradesh – 1
? Tamil Nadu – 1
? West Bengal – 1
? Chandigarh – 1

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