India's Omicron tally rises to 41 with a new case in Gujarat
New Delhi : India's total tally of Omicron cases went to 41 after a 42-year-old man from Gujarat’s Surat tested positive for the new variant of coronavirus. The man had recently returned to India from South Africa. He was asymptomatic.
Initially, he was admitted to the hospital and was later shifted to home isolation. Reports said that his relatives as well as his four co-passengers have tested negative for Covid.
He is the fourth official case of Omicron variant in Gujarat.
Patient’s Travel History
• The patient is a frequent traveler to South Africa.
• He returned from the country to Surat on December 2 and was reported Covid-19 positive on December 8.
• His samples on that day were sent for genome sequencing and on December 13 his reports came Omicron positive.
• If reports are to be believed, he had also visited Kenya and the UAE before flying back to Surat, via Delhi.
State-wise Omicron Covid tally in India:
• Maharashtra: 20
• Rajasthan: 9
• Gujarat 4
• Karnataka: 3
• Kerala: 1
• Andhra Pradesh: 1
• Delhi: 2
• Chandigarh: 1