Karnataka reported 7 more new Omicron cases

Karnataka reported 7 more new Omicron cases. 

Bengaluru– Seven new Omicron variant cases have been confirmed in Karnataka, bringing the total number of cases to 38, according to Dr. K Sudhakar, State Health Minister.

Dr. K Sudhakar tweeted, “Seven new Omicron variant cases have been confirmed in Karnataka on December 25.”

According to Karnataka’s health ministry, the positive test results were for a 76-year-old Bengaluru man who had traveled from Delhi, a 30-year old woman from Bengaluru who came from UAE, and a 63-year old Bengaluru man who arrived from Zambia. 

A 54-year old Bengaluru man was a primary contact for a United Kingdom traveler.

Sudhakar stated that a 21-year-old Bengaluru man who arrived from the UK, a Bengaluru managed 62, who came from Delhi and a Bengaluru boy of 15 years who had traveled from the USA were all infected.

According to the Health Department, everyone is vaccinated except for the 15-year-old. Four of the four infected have symptoms from the new coronavirus.

Karnataka’s Health Minister stated that all primary and second contacts were tracked, traced, and tested.

270 COVID-19 cases, four deaths in Karnataka

On Saturday, Karnataka recorded 270 new COVID-19 cases, four deaths and increased the caseload to 30,042,239, bringing 38,309. 

A bulletin from the health department stated that 246 cases were recovered, taking 29,58,000. There are now 7,271 active cases.

Bengaluru Urban was the main contributor to cases. It reported 152 infections and two deaths. Kodagu logged 25 cases, Tumakuru and Udupi 14 each, Mysuru 13 and Dakshina Kannada 11, it said. Dharwad, Udupi, and Bengaluru each had one death.

The day’s positivity rate was 0.27 percent, and the case fatality rate was 1.48 percent.

Today, 97,782 specimens were tested in the state. According to the bulletin, this brings the total number of specimens tested to 5.59 million.

The day saw 91,707 people get vaccinated. This brings the total to 8.45 million.