Maharashtra has reported a total of 10 cases of a new variant of the coronavirus as of December 7 at 9 a.m. Yesterday, two fully vaccinated people, who returned from overseas last month, tested positive for the new strain of the Omicron coronavirus in Mumbai. This week on Sunday, Pune district in the state reported seven cases of the Omicron Covid-19 variant. The state’s first case of omicron was reported in Kalyan-Dombivli. An unvaccinated 33-year-old man who returned from South Africa has tested positive for the new variant of the coronavirus.
On December 5, Delhi reported that its first case of male Omicron arriving from Tanzania was found infected with Omicron admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital in the national capital.
Jaipur reported nine new cases of the Covid-19 variant on December 7. All nine patients are asymptomatic
The first two cases of the Omicron variant were reported in Karnataka.
A 72-year-old man was found infected with the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in the town of Jamnagar in Gujarat, days after arriving in the state from Zimbabwe. The 72-year-old arrived in Gujarat from Zimbabwe on November 28. He tested positive for the coronavirus on December 2.
The new variant of COVID-19 was first reported to the World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa on November 25. According to the WHO, the first known confirmed infection with B.1.1.529 came from a sample taken on November 9 of this year. .
On November 26, WHO named the new variant of COVID-19 B.1.1.529, which has been detected in South Africa, “Omicron”. WHO has classified Omicron as a “variant of concern”.