First Case of Omicron in India
India has confirmed two cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus in Karnataka.
- The announcement was made following confirmation from the Indian SARSCoV2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) that monitors the genomic variations of the pandemic.
- One is a 66-year-old South African national and the second, a 46-year-old Indian doctor from Bengaluru.
- So far the Omicron variant has been confirmed by the WHO in at least 23 countries, with the bulk of them in South Africa.
- The Director of South Africa’s Communicable Disease Institute has said that this variant is the most likely candidate to displace the highly contagious Delta Variant.
5 contacts test positive
Karnataka Health and Medical Education Minister K. Sudhakar said that out of 13 primary contacts and 205 secondary contacts 5 have tested positive and their samples have been sent for sequencing.
Omicron has been designated a Variant of Concern (VoC) by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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