Bihar reports its first case of Omicron


Bihar has reported its first Omicron case in a 26-year-old man as the coronavirus variant continues to spread at an alarming rate across India. An official said on Thursday that the patient is a resident of the state capital of Patna, who recently visited Delhi after he came back to India.

“The patient is a resident of the Kidwaipuri locality in the city. He had visited the national capital last week to meet the relative, who tested positive for Covid-19 a day after he returned to Patna,” Sanjay Kumar Singh, the executive director of state health society, said on Thursday.

Singh added that the relative was found infected with Omicron and the Patna man, who was under home isolation, got his sample collected and sent it for testing.

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