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Karnataka detects 5 more Omicron cases, countrywide tally reaches 83

Of the new cases, four are male and one is female. Three of them are international returnees, while the other two returned from Delhi to Karnataka.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk Bengaluru Updated on: December 16, 2021 23:30 IST
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Karnataka detects 5 more Omicron cases, says State Health Minister

Highlights

  • 5 new Omicron cases were detected in Karnataka today.
  • State Health Minister Sudhakar K notified via Twitter.
  • Out of the five, 3 were international arrivals.

At least 5 more cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid 19 were detected in Karnataka today, said State Health Minister Sudhakar K via Twitter. Of the five new cases, one was a 19-year-old returnee from the UK, a 36 yr old returnee from Delhi, a 70 yr old returnee from Delhi, a 52 yr old returnee from Nigeria, and a 33 yr old returnee from South Africa. These 5 cases have taken India's Omicron case tally to 83.

Of the new cases, four are male and one is female. Three of them are international returnees, while the other two returned from Delhi to Karnataka.

Two from Delhi are primary contacts of an Omicron confirmed case there. All five were fully vaccinated with two doses of the COVID vaccine. Sharing details about the cases, the Health Department however said that the 19-year-old, who traveled from the United Kingdom is a female.

"She had tested positive on December 13, when her samples were collected at the airport here. She is currently at a private hospital and is asymptomatic and vitals are stable," an official release said, adding that, no primary contacts, as she traveled directly from the airport to the hospital.

The 52-Year-old male who had traveled from Nigeria also tested positive for COVID on December 13, on arrival.

Since he had a connecting flight to Belagavi in the next two hours he was supposedly given permission, the release said. He is isolated at District Hospital Belagavi and now stable, while his two primary contacts quarantined and tested for RT-PCR.

The 33-year-old male who had arrived in Delhi from South Africa on December 8, further traveled from Delhi - Bengaluru on the same day.

Noting that he was tested at Delhi airport and was found negative for Covid-19, it said he isolated himself at home on December 9 and developed mild symptoms on December 10, following which he voluntarily got tested for Covid at a private lab and tested positive on December 11.

"He was shifted to a private hospital for further management. Primary contacts - 4 (All Negative) and Secondary contacts - 25 (All Negative)," it added. The 70-year-old female had traveled from Delhi on December 3, after attending a wedding. She was subjected to RT-PCR on December 5 as she was a primary contact of an Omicron confirmed case in New Delhi.

(With PTI Inputs)

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