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Karnataka records five more Omicron cases; total tally rises to 8

The third case was reported in the state after a 34-year-old Bengaluru native returned to the city following a business trip in South Africa on 12 December.

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Bengaluru: Five more cases of Omicron have been detected in Karnataka on Thursday, taking the state’s tally to 8, according to Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar.

Out of the five cases detected, three infected persons have returned from the UK, Nigeria and South Africa, where many cases of Omicron have been reported. Two others returned from Delhi.

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“Five more cases of Omicron have been detected in Karnataka today: 19 yr male returning from the UK, 36 yr male returning from Delhi, 70 yr female returning from Delhi, 52 yr male returning from Nigeria, 33 yr male returning from South Africa (sic),” Sudhakar tweeted.

The third case was reported in the state after a 34-year-old Bengaluru native returned to the city following a business trip in South Africa on 12 December.

The highest number of Omicron cases have been reported in Congress-ruled states Maharashtra and Rajasthan. While Maharashtra has reported 32 cases and Rajasthan 17.

Cases also have been reported in Karnataka (8), Telangana (7), Gujarat and Kerala (5 each), Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh (1 each), and Union Territories of Delhi (10) and Chandigarh (1).
Earlier today, four more Omicron cases were reported in Delhi, taking India’s tally to 83 cases of the Omicron variant of the Covid-19.

According to the Union health ministry, “at-risk” countries include those in Europe including the United Kingdom, South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Hong Kong, China, Ghana, Mauritius, New Zealand and Israel.

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