Covid-19 pandemic: First Omicron variant case detected in Navi Mumbai
The first case of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Maharashtra’s Navi Mumbai was detected in Vashi on Monday. A 19-year-old, who had travelled to Kenya, tested positive on December 18. He is asymptomatic.
Maharashtra till Monday had 54 Omicron variant cases.
“The Vashi patient is a 19-year-old, who was in Kenya for work. He travelled from Kenya to Hyderabad last week. His RT-PCR was done at the Hyderabad airport. However, he travelled to Mumbai by road in a cab instead of taking a flight. His report came positive on the 18th after which he went to Nanavati hospital and gave a repeat swab. Yesterday, his mother got a call from Hyderabad that he is omicron positive,” said medical health officer Pramod Patil.
The 19-year-old resides in a four-storey building with four flats on each floor. The building has been sealed for 10 days. The antigen tests of all his close contacts is negative and their RT-PCR reports are awaited. All the society members too will be tested, said Patil.
The patient has been isolated at a hospital in Navi Mumbai, where a separate isolation ward has been created for Omicron patients.
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