Srinagar, Jan 11 : Five cases of Omicron were detected in Kashmir which includes three non-local travelers, officials said on Tuesday.
A top health official told that the first case of Omicron was detected in Kashmir on Monday while four more were detected today.
He said that three among the five detected cases include three non-local travelers whose samples were taken in Anantnag and they have already returned back.
An official told that the person from Shopian and pregnant lady from Uri who were detected positive for Omicron are stable and have recovered as well.
“Robust teams are working to trace contact of the two persons who have been tested positive for Omicron,” an official said.
He said that we are working to find out with whom people have met since a person tested positive for Covid-19 and later omicron.
While giving details of cases, he said that three tourists whose samples were detected positive for Oomicron include a 19-year -old male and 22-year-old female from Maharashtra and 40 year-old male from Gujarat and their samples were taken from 22 December and 26 December respectively.
He said that a sample of a pregnant lady from Dhani Syden, Baramulla was taken on December 20, while details of a person from Shopian were not known.
He added that the BA.1 variant was detected among seven samples while the BA.2 variant was detected in one case.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier three cases of Omicron were detected in Jammu including two from Chani Himmat, Jammu and one from Canal road who had travel international travel history, however, all three patients had already recovered—(KNO)