Five contacts of an Omicron affected person have turned out to be Covid optimistic, Karnataka introduced at this time, shortly after the Union well being ministry mentioned the primary sufferers of the brand new Covid variant have been discovered within the state. Both sufferers have been remoted and their samples have been despatched for genome testing, Karnataka mentioned amid concern over the extremely infectious pressure that has set off world alarm.
The 46-year-old who examined optimistic for Omicron is a well being employee from Bengaluru who developed signs of fever and physique ache on November 21.
He examined optimistic the next day and was admitted to hospital; his pattern was despatched for genome sequencing on the identical day. However, three days later he was discharged. His vaccination standing is unclear presently.