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Omicron threat: 8 new cases in Maharashtra and 6 new cases in Karnataka increased concern

Strictness was made for the investigation of foreign travelers in India regarding the Omicron virus.


Eight new cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been found in Maharashtra on Saturday. With this, there have been a total of 48 cases of this highly contagious variant in the state. At the same time, 6 new cases of Omicron have also been found in Karnataka and there total 14 patients in the state have become of this variant. The increasing cases of Omicron in these states have created new lines of concern. The central government has already warned all the states and union territories about the growing threat of Omicron. National Covid Task Force chief Dr. VK Paul has said that the cases of corona virus can increase during winter. He has also warned about crowds during the New Year and other festivals. Along with this, people have also been urged not to gather unnecessary crowd.


Two Omicron patients in Karnataka have recovered so far. That is, now there are 11 active cases of this variant. While a patient allegedly fled to Dubai. Of these, five new cases have been found from clusters of infection in two educational institutions in Karnataka. State Health Minister K Sudhakar said that they are related to the patients found earlier in two institutions of Dakshina Kannada region. So far 14 Covid cases have been found in the first cluster, out of which four are from Omicron. While 19 cases have been found in the second cluster, in which Omicron has been confirmed in one.

Dakshina Kannada nodal officer Dr. Ashok said that out of 5 Covids, four have already turned negative and have joined classes. While a girl has been quarantined at home. But none of these families have any foreigners. A person who came from Britain to Bangalore has also been found to be Omicron positive.


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