Mumbai: A Maharashtra man who travelled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai and Delhi has been found positive for Omicron variant of coronavirus, reported news agency PTI quoting official sources. “A man from Kalyan Dombivli municipal corporation area has tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19. He is the first official case in the state,” Maharashtra health department director Dr Archana Patil told PTI in Mumbai. “He came with a group of four people. We are tracing and tracking them. Their RT-PCR test as well as genome sequencing will be done as well,” she said.Also Read - Breaking LIVE: PM Modi To Address 1st UP Virtual Rally On January 31

This is the first case of the variant in Maharashtra and fourth in the country. According to a government note, the patient is a resident of the Kalyan-Dombivali municipal area and had not taken any COVID-19 vaccine. Also Read - International Flights: Singapore Airlines Begins Flight Operations From India Through VTL: Check Full Schedule Here

The 33-year-old man had arrived in Delhi on November 23 and had given his samples for COVID-19 testing at the Delhi airport. He had then taken a flight to Mumbai, official sources said in Delhi. Cases with the Omicron variant have already been detected in Karnataka and Gujarat. Also Read - Delhi Metro Services To Resume As Per Regular Weekend Schedule On All Lines From Today

(With inputs from agencies)