Of the 249 samples sequenced at the Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar, 148 have been detected with the new highly transmissible variant taking the Omicron tally in Odisha to 349.
Daily positivity rate in Odisha also declined marginally to 6.5 per cent from 6.72 per cent on the previous day due to an increasing number of tests.
Mohapatra said those tested positive for the Omicron variant are either asymptomatic or with mild symptoms and their condition is stable.
While marriages in adherence to the Covid guidelines are allowed, receptions and ancillary functions have been prohibited.
With mild symptoms the two minors have been admitted to SUM Covid Hospital and are being monitored constantly. Their health condition is stated to be stable.
While the district administration has already identified 858 out of the 1,144 that returned from abroad, the whereabouts of 286 have not yet been ascertained.
Those advised for isolation include families of the infected Qatar returnee in Kuruki, the driver of Gobarikula who brought him from Bhubaneswar airport to his village and the vehicle owner in Deriki.
One of the two patients is asymptomatic and the other had mild symptoms like cough, body pain and weakness. But no drop in oxygen level was recorded in both the patients.
The Covid-infected persons had returned from Dubai, Uganda and Saudi Arabia. Their samples have been sent for genome sequencing.