West Bengal Reports First Omicron Case

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Kolkata: A seven-year-old boy has tested positive for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus disease in West Bengal, becoming the state’s first patient of the new variant, the health department informed on Wednesday.

According to reports, the boy arrived in Murshidabad district from Hyderabad. Both his parents have tested negative for Covid-19.

Earlier in the day, two foreign nationals in Telangana’s Hyderabad also tested positive for the Omicron variant, a state health official said.

With the confirmed case in West Bengal, India has so far detected a total of 64 cases of the Omicron variant. Earlier on Tuesday, Rajasthan and Delhi reported four cases each of the Omicron variant.

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