- A man, with travel history to Zimbabwe and South Africa, has tested positive for Omicron
- This is Delhi's second Omicron case
- He is admitted at the LNJP Hospital and only has weakness, officials said
A 35-year-old man, with travel history to Zimbabwe and South Africa, has tested positive for Omicron, becoming the second patient in Delhi of the new COVID-19 variant. This is Delhi's second Omicron case. With this India’s tally of the new variant infection rose to 33.
According to the Delhi Government, the travel history of the patient revealed that the person had also travelled to South Africa. He is fully vaccinated.
He is admitted at the LNJP Hospital and only has weakness, they added. He returned to India from Zimbabwe and had even travelled to South Africa.
The LNJP Hospital has been designated for treatment of patients infected with the new Omicron variant of the coronavirus.
Seven new cases of Omicron variant were detected in Maharashtra on Friday. Out of the positive patients, three are in Mumbai and four in Pimpari Chinchwad. So far, Maharashtra has reported 17 cases of Omicron.
Earlier on Friday, two cases of Omicron were reported from Gujarat taking the state’s tally to three.
A total of 33 cases of Omicron variant have been detected from five states so far, accounting for less than 0.04% of the total variants detected, and the patients have so far reported mild symptoms.
A new variant of COVID-19 was first reported to the World Health Organisation (WHO) from South Africa on November 25. As per the WHO, the first known confirmed B.1.1.529 infection was from a specimen collected on November 9 this year.