Nagpur studies first Omicron case, complete instances in state now stands at 18


Nagpur reported its first Omicron case after a 40-year-old man was recognized with the most recent variant on Sunday after recovering from a Covid-19 an infection in April 2021.

The unvaccinated man had arrived within the state from South Africa on December 5. This takes the entire instances of Omicron within the state to 18.

The person reached Nagpur from South Africa on December 5 through Delhi. In line with the general public well being division, he had examined adverse within the RT-PCR check performed on the Delhi airport, however his report turned optimistic within the check carried out at Nagpur airport.

Later, his pattern was despatched for genome sequencing to the Nationwide Institute of Virology (NIV), Pune.

The person is presently in isolation at AIIMS Nagpur with gentle signs. Thirty of his shut contacts had been traced however all examined adverse of Covid-19.

After recovering from his first an infection in April, he had travelled to South Africa with a adverse RT-PCR check report. Attributable to his an infection, he delayed taking the vaccine pictures.

Until December 12, the state has recorded 18 instances of Omicron — 5 in Mumbai, 10 in Pimpri-Chinchwad, 1 every in Dombivali, Nagpur and Pune metropolis.

“It’s anticipated that the virus will unfold to different districts steadily. So, we should increase up the vaccination, which would be the solely protect. It could not present 100% safety however would possibly management the severity amongst contaminated sufferers,” stated Dr Subhas Salunke, member of the Nationwide Activity Drive.



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