The number of Omicron cases in India has grown to 33, with Maharastra reporting the most infections of the newest coronavirus type. According to local officials, the novel coronavirus variety has been reported in Delhi, Rajasthan, Gujarat, and Karnataka.
According to the Maharashtra government, there have been 17 cases of Omicron documented in the state so far, with seven individuals being discharged from the hospital after recovering from the coronavirus condition (Covid-19).
Meanwhile, health officials said on Saturday that a one-and-a-half-year-old girl who tested positive for Omicron in the Pimpri Chinchwad area of Maharashtra’s Pune district has been discharged from the hospital after recovering from the infection.
A three-year-old kid afflicted with the novel strain and one of the four new patients in the Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) area is asymptomatic and doing well.
The three others, two men and a woman, are all contacts of the Nigerian mother of Indian ancestry and her two daughters, who were detected infected with the Omicron form shortly after arriving.
“All of the patients, including the infant, are asymptomatic and doing well, with the exception of one female who had a dry cough. The woman, who had a dry cough, proved negative in the retest test as well, and she and three others were released. The other two girls tested positive in the repeat test, which is why they are in the hospital right now, but they are doing OK”, an official said.
The city of Pune’s solitary Omicron patient tested negative and was discharged on Friday. Officials said he had returned to Pune from Finland.
On Saturday, Delhi announced the second instance of Omicron after a 35-year-old man tested positive for the latest version after reading India after travelling to Zimbabwe and South Africa.
On December 5, the man from Andhra Pradesh was admitted to the LNJP Hospital in the national capital. The patient, who has been properly vaccinated, has complained of weakness.
There are now 35 patients at the LNJP Hospital, which is dedicated to the treatment of individuals afflicted with the Omicron strain of the coronavirus. According to sources, 31 patients had been admitted to the hospital as of Friday night, with four more being admitted on Saturday.
A 37-year-old Tanzanian man who arrived in Delhi fully vaccinated became the first Omicron patient in the national capital on Sunday. On December 2, the Ranchi resident flew from Tanzania to Doha and then to Delhi on a Qatar Airways flight.
According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Saturday, the number of people infected with the coronavirus in India has risen to 3,46,682,736. For the past 44 days, the daily increase in Covid-19 instances has been below 15,000 cases.
The death toll rose to 475,128 with the addition of 393 deaths, according to the health ministry. The number of active cases fell to 93,277, the lowest level in 559 days, according to the ministry.