Approximately more than 12 patients are suspected to have been infected with the new strain of Covid-19 Omicron variant are currently admitted at Delhi’s LNJP hospital.
On 3rd December, Dr. Suresh Kumar, MD, LNJP hospital stated to The Quint: “Till today morning, there were 12 Omicron suspected patients. These samples have been sent for genome testing. A few more got admitted today but I’m yet to get their details. All patients are adults. Of them, only one has complained of symptoms of mild fever.”
“Most don’t have symptoms,” a source told The Quint, proclaiming the number of Omicron suspected patients that are admitted in the hospital at “around 15.” The source even stated that the first patient who was suspected was admitted on 1st December.
Dr. Kumar had informed that all those are suspected of Omicron patients have foreign history of travel, with 4 coming from the UK (United Kingdom), four from France, one from Tanzania, one from Belgium, and two from the Netherlands.
Meanwhile, 9 members of a family in Jaipur have tested positive for Covid-19 just days after 4 of them returned from South Africa, news agency PTI mentioned.
Those people who have come from South Africa have been admitted to the hospital of the RUHS (Rajasthan University of Health Sciences) and clean samples of 9 people have been sent for genome sequencing to Jaipur’s Sawai Man Singh Hospital, a health official was mentioned by PTI as saying.
2 completely vaccinated males of 46 and 66 years of age had tested positive for the Omicron strain on Thursday in Karnataka.
On 20th November the 66-year-old man had tested positive but none of his contacts had tested positive. The man reportedly later left India for Dubai after they tested negative, a test that was conducted by a private lab.
The 46-year-old is a health professional and had no travel history. The patient had 13 primary contacts and almost 250 secondary contacts out of which only five have tested positive.
On Friday, the Karnataka government announced an inquiry into the very first Omicron variant case that has been detected in the state, only after Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai hosted a meeting to discuss the prevailing situation of COVID-19 situation in Karnataka.