Coronavirus Highlights: India's Fourth Omicron Case Detected Near Mumbai

Coronavirus Highlights: According to a government note, the patient is a resident of the Kalyan-Dombivali municipal area and had not taken any COVID-19 vaccine.

Coronavirus Highlights: India's Fourth Omicron Case Detected Near Mumbai

Covid cases in India: Two Omicron cases have been detected in Karnataka. (File)

New Delhi:

A 33-year-old man from Maharashtra who travelled to Mumbai from South Africa via Dubai and Delhi late last month has tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, in the fourth such case confirmed in India. According to a government note, the patient is a resident of the Kalyan-Dombivali municipal area and had not taken any COVID-19 vaccine.

India's first two reported 'Omicron' cases were detected in Karnataka. The new strain of the virus has triggered a global alarm with several countries announcing restrictions to arrest the spread of the 'Variant of Concern', declared by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

India also logged a daily spike of 8,603 Covid cases on Saturday, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,46,24,360. The country further recorded 415 new deaths, pushing the total death count to 4,70,530.

The active cases increased to 99,974, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

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