4 other Omicron cases – 3 patients from Kenya and 1 Indian – Count to 7
Hyderabad: The number of Omicron cases increases in Telangana. Four more cases of the latest variant of SARS-CoV-2 were reported in Hyderabad on Thursday, bringing the total number of Omicron patients in the state to seven.
Three of the four people who tested positive for Omicron are from Kenya, while the fourth is an Indian who has just returned from a country “at risk”.
Public health director Dr G Srinivasa Rao said more details on the four “positive cases imported from Omicron” would be shared on Friday while the investigation was underway.
Four other people tested positive for #Omicron in Hyderabad, bringing the total number of variant cases to 7 in Telangana, according to the health department
– ANI (@ANI) December 16, 2021
Previously, a 23-year-old Kenyan woman and a 24-year-old Somali man tested positive for Covid-19 at Hyderabad International Airport and were transferred to the Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences (TIMS), the government-designated segregation facility. for Omicron enclosures.
After arriving on December 12, they were allowed to return home as they were not from a country “at risk”, but their samples were sent for genetic sequencing. Results on Wednesday confirmed they were infected with Omicron.
No less than 40,103 samples were tested in Telangana. Among them, 190 new positive cases for Covid-19 were reported on Thursday.
In Telangana, there have so far been 6 79,064 cases of Covid-19 and 4,012 deaths. As of Thursday, another 195 people were declared cured, bringing the total number of these patients to 6 71 247, at a rate of 98.8%.
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