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14 new Omicron cases push aggregates to 38

Hyderabad: With a surge in Omicron cases, Telangana on Wednesday reported 14 new infections with a state count of 38, the highest health official said.

Of the new cases, 12 were detected in passengers from countries other than the “endangered” country, and two passengers from the “endangered” country were also about the new variant of Covid-19. It was positive.

According to Dr. G. Srinivasa Rao, Director of Public Health, the results of genome sequencing tests on four more samples are awaited.

The total number of Omicron cases on leaflets from countries other than “at risk” has increased to 31. Only six cases were reported among passengers from “endangered” countries.

On Tuesday, health officials detected the first topical case of Omicron when a contact with a positive case was found to be infected.

Since December 1, a total of 9,381 passengers from 10 “endangered” countries have arrived at Hyderabad Airport. 259 of them arrived on Wednesday. The four who arrived on Wednesday were found to be Covid-positive, and their samples were sent for genomic sequencing.

Health authorities at Hyderabad Airport are conducting RT-PCR testing on 2% of passengers from countries other than “at risk” countries. According to the Center’s guidelines, they are allowed to go home even if they test for Covid positivity. However, those samples are being sent for genomic sequencing. If they test for Omicron positivity, authorities are tracking them based on the address provided upon arrival at the airport.

Meanwhile, 182 new Covid cases were reported in the state on Wednesday, boosting cumulative aggregates to 6,80,074.

A total of 196 cases have recovered in the last 24 hours, with a recovery rate of 98.87%. Health officials said 3,610 cases were being treated / quarantined.

https://www.siasat.com/telangana-14-new-omicron-cases-push-tally-to-38-2246315/ 14 new Omicron cases push aggregates to 38

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