12 more cases of Omicron reported in TS; total tally reaches 20

Out of the 12, 10 are from non risk countries-6 from Kenya, 2 from Somalia, 1 from Ghana and 1 from Tanzania, and 2 are from at- risk country UAE.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  18 Dec 2021 3:38 PM GMT
12 more cases of Omicron reported in TS; total tally reaches 20

Hyderabad, December 18: On Saturday, 12 new cases of Omicron were detected in Telangana. With this, the total tally of Omicron cases in the state has reached 20.

Out of the 12 Omicron positive cases today, 9 are from a foreign country and 3 are of Indian origin. Out of these 12 passengers, 6 have come from Kenya, 2 from Somalia, 2 from UAE, 1 from Ghana, and 1 from Tanzania.

Meanwhile, the results of 6 samples are awaited.

On Friday, two new Omicron cases were reported in the state.

Earlier, the Telangana Director of Public Health Dr. G Srinivasa Rao had said that the variant is two to six-time more transmittable but the symptoms are mild. "As for now only one mortality has been reported in the UK because of omicron but in 90 percent cases it's asymptomatic. It can spread fast, so people should adhere to Covid protocol by wearing masks, washing hands, and using sanitizer at regular intervals, etc.," said Dr. G Srinivasa Rao.

Since December 1, a total of 7,206 passengers arriving from 'at-risk' countries have been tested for Omicron at RGIA.

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