Maharashtra Man Who Travelled to Mumbai From South Africa Tests Positive For Omicron; 4th Case in India

This is the first case of the variant in Maharashtra and fourth in the country.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Published Date:December 4, 2021 7:32 PM IST

Updated Date:December 5, 2021 12:17 AM IST

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