Delhi reports 2nd Omicron case
Total cases in India rise to 33
New Delhi, Dec. 11 (Delhi Crown): Delhi recorded the second case of Omicron variant of Coronavirus on Saturday, confirmed by Delhi’s health department.
With this, the total number of Omicron cases in India has risen to 33.
The patient had arrived in Delhi from Zimbabwe this week. According to the patient’s travel history, he had travelled to South Africa recently.
The patient has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), where a separate ward has been set up for Omicron patients.
An official statement said that genome sequencing of 27 foreign travellers admitted to LNJP hospital has been done so far, of which 25 samples were negative, while Omicron has been found in the samples of two people.
Till Friday there were 32 reported cases of Omicron in the country after seven new infections of the highly mutated variant of the coronavirus were detected in Maharashtra and two more in Gujarat.