28 More Found Positive For Omicron In Odisha, Tally Rises To 103

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has reported 28 new Omicron cases, Institute of Life Science, Bhubaneswar, informed on Monday.

With this, the number of those infected with this variant of COVID in the state has gone up to 103.

The details of the patients are awaited.

On Saturday, 14 Omicron cases were detected and 8 among them had foreign travel history. Four patients were from Balasore district, as many from Sambalpur and the rest from Jajpur and Khurda districts.

Notably, 24 of 218 samples sent for genome sequencing had tested positive for this variant of COVID on Wednesday. Five among them had international travel history, while the remaining 19 were local contacts, ILS director Ajay Parida had informed.

Of the 23 cases detected earlier, seven cases were from Keonjhar district, four from Khurda, three each from Puri and Sambalpur, two each from Boudh and Angul and one each from Jagatsinghpur and Balasore.

On December 21 two cases of Omicron were detected in Odisha for the first time, another two were detected on December 23, four on December 26, one on December 29, five on December 30 and 23 on January 2.

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