In India, the number of cases of Omicron is steadily rising, with new cases reported in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Delhi. Eight people in Maharashtra, nine in Jaipur, one man in Gujarat, and one man in Delhi have tested positive for the variation, bringing the total number of victims in the country to 23.
In Maharashtra, a 37-year-old South African returnee man and his 36-year-old US returnee companion have been confirmed, bringing the total number of instances in the state to ten.
A lady and her two daughters from Nigeria, her brother and his two daughters from Pimpri Chinchwad, a Pune suburb, and one male from Finland all tested positive for the newest strain in Maharashtra.
The nine patients in Jaipur are all family members who recently returned from a trip to South Africa.
A 37-year-old Tanzanian man landed in Delhi earlier today after testing positive for the Omicron strain.
Officials claimed they were aware of a case in Rajasthan and many incidents in Delhi. Individual state governments will offer further information.
The first two cases of Omicron in India were reported in Karnataka earlier this week. Gujarat and Maharashtra, respectively, were the sites of the other two incidents. According to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the number of Omicron incidents in Maharashtra has increased to eight with the inclusion of seven more cases. The Chief Minister has addressed a letter to the Prime Minister expressing similar thoughts.
The WHO has classified Omicron, which was originally discovered in South Africa on November 25, as a “variant of concern.”
All travelers from at-risk countries are thoroughly screened and tested at international airports across India. All passengers from these countries are required to take RT-PCR testing upon arrival, according to federal rules.To depart the airport, the test result must be negative.
All 44 European countries, as well as South Africa, Brazil, Bangladesh, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Israel, have been recognized as “at-risk” countries.
Researchers are still investigating if Omicron is more dangerous and whether current immunizations can protect against it.
Omicron virus symptoms
The novel COVID Variant “Omicron” has the following symptoms.
Symptoms are divided into three categories: the most common, the less common, and the serious.
The most prevalent signs and symptoms
Fever, cough, weariness, and loss of taste or smell are the most prevalent symptoms of the novel COVID Variant “Omicron.”
Less common symptoms
Sore throat, headache, aches, pains, diarrhea, a rash on the skin, discoloration of fingers or toes, red or irritated eyes are some of the less common symptoms of the novel COVID Variant “Omicron.”
Severe signs and symptoms
The novel COVID Variant “Omicron” causes serious symptoms such as trouble breathing or shortness of breath, loss of speech or mobility, confusion, and chest pain.
Note: If you have any of these symptoms, you should take the COVID test right away.