About 60 per cent of local samples were found carrying Omicron strain in the last genome sequencing report.
Five more persons have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19 taking the tally of the new variant of the virus to 14 in Odisha, informed the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS) on Thursday.
Odisha’s Omicron tally jumps to 8 after 4 more foreign returnees test positive for the new variant of Covid-19. Their positive samples were genome sequenced at Institute of Life Sciences in Bhubaneswar.
With the detection of the two new positives in the States, the total tally of Omicron in Odisha has mounted to four.
Odisha reports two cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19, informs ILS Bhubaneswar. One of them had returned to Odisha from Nigeria, the other person had returned from Qatar; one is a resident of Jagatsinghpur, another is from Khordha district.
Odisha reported the maiden cases of Omicron with two persons testing positive for the new variant of Covid-19, informed Institute of Life Sciences (ILS), Bhubaneswar on Tuesday.