9 more test positive in Rajasthan for Omicron variant
Jaipur, Dec 05: Four members of a family and five others have tested positive positive with the variant of concern from Jaipur, Rajasthan on Sunday.
State's Health Secretary Vaibhav Galriya confirmed 9 people have been found infected, after their samples were sent for genome sequencing.
He said the family members had recently returned from South Africa. Their samples were sent for genome sequencing to Jaipur's state-run Sawai Man Singh Hospital.
This comes on a day Maharashtra reported 7 new cases linked to Omicron variant.
Galriya said samples of 34 people were collected out of which these nine tested positive for the Omicron variant. The remaining 25 people were negative, he added.
He said a family from Ajitgarh in Sikar district had also come in contact with the family that returned from South Africa but the department traced the eight members and all of them tested negative for coronavirus.
The officer said contact tracing is being carried out on a large scale.