Odisha: The state government on Sunday said of 23 Omicron cases recognized on the day, greatest 7 cases had a place with Keonjhar locale.
Giving the subtleties of the day's cases to the media, Bijay Mohapatra, chief, Health Services said as obvious from the present cases, Omicron variation of COVID-19 has spread to 8 locale.
Other than 7 cases from Keonjhar area, Khurda has revealed 4 cases, Boudh 2, Jagatsinghpur 1, Balasore 1, Puri 3, Sambalpur 3 and Angul 2 cases.
Panigrahi said of the new cases, 19 are male and 4 female. The impacted people incorporate a 8-year-old kid and a 83-year-old-individual. All are asymptomatic and their condition was steady, he added.
He further said half of people having Omicron variation are local people while the rest are unfamiliar returnees. Since they had tried COVID positive before, their examples had been sent before for genome sequencing, he added.
Expressing that their agreement following has been finished, he said advances are being taken to determine whether or not the neighborhood impacted people had any movement history.
The chief further said, "As the Omicron variation is spreading in different pieces of the country, we can anticipate its spread in Odisha. However, we are ready for the circumstance according to the headings of the Center."
On preventive measures to check the spread of the variation, he said since its contagiousness is exceptionally high, individuals should find ways to forestall its transmission.
He exhorted individuals, who have taken the principal portion of the antibodies, to go for second portion and follow all COVID conventions like utilizing veils and keeping social separation.