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Man with travel history to Zimbabwe, South Africa becomes Delhi's second Omicron case

On Sunday, a 37-year-old fully vaccinated man who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania, became the first patient of Omicron in the national capital.

Published: 11th December 2021 11:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 12th December 2021 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

A digital display board showing availability of number of beds at COVID designated LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi.

A digital display board showing availability of number of beds at COVID designated LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi. (Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Delhi's second case of Omicron is a 35-year-old man having a travel history to Zimbabwe and South Africa, officials said on Saturday, December 11, 2021.

The patient has been admitted to the Lok Nayak Hospital, which is designated for all Covid-positive international travellers who are put up at a dedicated ward for isolation and treatment. Currently, the hospital has 35 patients.

According to officials in the health department, the patient has mild symptoms of Covid such as weakness. 

“He returned to India from Zimbabwe and had even travelled to South Africa. The patient is fully vaccinated. He is a resident of Ranchi and had travelled from Tanzania to Doha and from there to Delhi on December 2. He stayed in Johannesburg, South Africa for a week,” said an official in health the department. 

When the results of the genome sequencing of ten samples arrived Saturday morning, the Ranchi resident was found to be infected with the Omicron variant of Covid.

With this second Omicron case reported in Delhi, India’s total tally of infections of the new variant becomes 33 as of Saturday. Of the total 33 cases of the Omicron variant, 17 were reported from Maharashtra, nine in Rajasthan, three in Gujarat, two in Karnataka, and two in Delhi.

Last Sunday, a 37-year-old fully vaccinated man who arrived in Delhi from Tanzania, became the first patient of Omicron in the national capital.

The patient, a resident of Ranchi, had travelled from Tanzania to Doha and from there to Delhi on a Qatar Airways flight on December 2.

He stayed in Johannesburg, South Africa, for a week.

The person has mild symptoms.



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