It has been confirmed that 6 new people in Karnataka today are affected by Omigron. Five of these cases came from two cluster blasts at two different educational institutions in the state’s Dakshina Kannada region, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said.
The first cluster contains 14 Govt cases, four Omigron cases and the second 19 cases, one confirmed as Omigron.
A traveler from the UK also tested positive in the state, bringing the total number of Omigron patients to 14. Two patients have so far been discharged with the new Omigron variant. One is said to have fled to Dubai. The total number of cases of Omigran active in the state now stands at 11.
New cases of Omicron have been detected after five cases were reported in the state on Thursday.
Earlier, the first two Omigran cases in the country – a South African national who left the country and another local, a doctor with no travel history – were found on December 2 in Karnataka.
Following this, the 34-year-old from Bangalore, who had returned to the city following a business trip to South Africa, became the third case on December 12.