Two more cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 were detected in Mumbai on Monday, taking the Maharashtra’s tally of infections to 10. With this, the total number of confirmed Omicron cases in India rose to 23.
A 37-year-old man who arrived in Mumbai from South Africa and his 36-year-old female friend who landed in the city from the United States have both tested positive for Omicron.
Both patients have not shown symptoms and are admitted to the BMC’s Seven Hills Hospital in Andheri east. The two patients have taken jabs of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine.
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Additionally, five high-risk and 315 low-risk contacts of both the men have also been traced and further tracking is underway.
Karnataka had reported India’s first Omicron cases: a 46-year-old doctor from Bengaluru and a 66-year-old South African national who has since left India. Since then, Omicron cases have been reported in Rajasthan (nine), Gujarat (one), and Delhi (one).l
Several states have stepped up vaccination, surveillance and containment measures as India detected over 20 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus.
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