2 more Omicron cases detected in Mumbai, India tally rises to 23
New Delhi : Two more cases of Omicron virus have been detected in Mumbai, Maharashtra, taking the total state's tally to 10. Both the patients had taken Pfizer’s Covid vaccine and had no symptoms; they are currently admitted at Seven Hills Hospital in Mumbai.
The 37-year-old man, who tested positive for the new variant, had returned from South Africa’s Johannesburg on November 25. His 36-year-old friend, who had returned from the US on November 25 has also tested positive for the Omicron variant. Five high-risk and 315 low-risk contacts of both the patients have been traced, and further tracing is currently underway.
With this, the total tally of Omicron cases in India has reached 23.
The first two cases of Omicron in India were registered in Karnataka, followed by one in Gujarat and another in Maharashtra. While Rajasthan’s Jaipur confirmed nine cases of the Omicron variant. In Delhi, a man was found to be infected with the new variant and has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital.
The states have become vigilant and international passengers are being scrutinized thoroughly at the airport.
Speaking on the Omicron variant, Delhi CM Kejriwal said on Monday, "One case of Omicron has been detected in Delhi so far. There is no need to panic. We are constantly reviewing. Don't forget to wear a mask when you go out of the house."