Omicron Variant of COVID-19: 2 New Cases in Mumbai; India's Tally Now at 23

Nine people had tested positive for Omicron in Rajasthan on Sunday, officials said, as per PTI.
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Patna: Patna Municipal Corporation workers spray disinfectant in a residential area amid Omicron threat, the new variant of the COVID-19, in Patna, Sunday, 5 December.

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Two more cases of Omicron variant were reported in Mumbai on the evening of Sunday, 6 December, taking Maharashtra's tally now to 10. India's current tally stands at 23.

Nine people tested positive for Omicron in Rajasthan on Sunday, officials said, as per PTI.

Earlier, seven more people had tested positive in Maharashtra, which took the state's total tally to 8, the State Public Health Department said on Sunday.

A family of six, including a 44-year-old woman, and a 47-year-old man from Pune had tested positive on Sunday. While the 44-year-old woman had mild symptoms, the other five family members had no symptoms at all. The state health department also asked people not to panic.

Delhi, too, detected its first case in a 37-year-old male, who had returned from Tanzania and was later admitted to Lok Nayak Jai Prakash (LNJP) hospital. LNJP hospital MD Dr Suresh Kumar had told The Quint that the patient was asymptomatic and stable.

The country's first two cases were reported on Thursday, 2 December, from Karnataka, with one of the individuals flying out of India after recovering. Both men had been fully vaccinated.

  • Seventeen new cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 were reported in India on Sunday, 5 December.

  • India's tally of Omicron currently stands at 21.

  • Nine people tested positive for Omicron in Rajasthan on Sunday.

  • Seven new cases of Omicron were reported from Maharashtra.

  • Delhi reported its first case in a 37-year-old man who had returned from Tanzania

  • India's first two cases were reported from Karnataka.

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The mayor was also quoted as saying:

"As of today we are going to announce a first-in-the-nation measure -- our health commissioner will announce a vaccine mandate for private sector employers across the board."

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  • Death toll: 36,539

  • Active cases: 8,013

Two More Cases of Omicron Reported in Mumbai, Maharashtra's Tally 10

Two more cases of Omicron variant were reported in Mumbai on Sunday, 6 December, taking Maharashtra's tally now to 10.

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"We are lacking in the area of manpower as NEET-PG counselling getting delayed. PM should interfere to stop this delay."

Nine People Test Positive for Omicron in Rajasthan

Nine people tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 in Rajasthan on Sunday, 5 December, an official was quoted as saying by PTI.

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Published: 06 Dec 2021,08:24 AM IST

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