An elderly couple in Uttar Pradesh tested positive for Omicron and had no international travel history. However, both of them from Maharashtra returned to Ghaziabad on November 29.
Omicron’s first cases in UP brought the total number of infections in India to 122 on Saturday.
The World Health Organization simultaneously registered the presence of Omicron in seven countries in the Southeast Asian region and advised urgent public health expansion and appropriate measures for Covid to limit its spread. “Countries can – and should – prevent the spread of Omicron through proven health and social measures. Our focus must continue to be on protecting the least protected and the people at high risk,” said Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for Southeast Asia. There is an increased risk of re-infection with Omicron.
Corona virus cases
Overall, on the Covid-19 front, India reported 7,145 new cases on Saturday with 289 deaths in the last 24 hours as of 8:00 am on Saturday. Cases were less than 15,000 over the last 51 days, according to the Department of Health. The number of active cases in India was 84,565, the lowest in 569 days. Active cases made up 0.24 percent of the country’s total positive cases, the lowest level since March 2020.
The country conducted 12.45 lakh tests the day before with a total of 66.28 crore tests conducted so far. The weekly positivity rate was 0.62 percent, and it has stayed below 1 percent for the last 34 days. The daily positivity rate, at 0.57 percent, has remained below 2 percent over the last 75 days and less than 3 percent over 110 days.
In addition to UP, new cases of Omicron from Delhi and Rajasthan have also been reported.
Mild or no symptoms
According to UP government surveillance official, Vikasendu Agrawal, both Omicron patients were fully vaccinated and remained asymptomatic. The patients are fine but cases are starting to emerge, so the public should be careful. We are awaiting the result of 47 patients whose samples have been submitted for genome sequencing. Not only are international travelers involved, but we are also sequencing the genomes of a certain percentage of the general population.” business line.
Rajasthan, the 52-year-old British returnee, beat Omicron positive. He was fully vaccinated without symptoms, according to sources from the State Ministry of Health. This brings the state’s omicron count to 18.
In Delhi, all 26 Omicron’s confirmed cases so far have not shown any symptoms or very mild symptoms. “All patients were asymptomatic except for two or three who complained of sore throat or cough. One patient developed a mild fever but also recovered within 24 hours. All patients received a dual vaccination,” a government official said.
Only a 57-year-old Tanzanian patient had co-morbidities. But he’s also asymptomatic and health authorities are monitoring.
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|one day||– (1,850)||8706||289||7,145|
Source: Ministry of Health
Until 8:00 AM on Saturday