- NET Web Desk
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, several mutations and variants have continues to emerge with “Omicron Variant” which is believed to incorporate of a high transmissibility rate, thereby escalating tensions among medical fraternities. In a major such development, the first-ever case of Omicron variant of COVID-19 has been detected in Northeast on Monday.
According to reports, the first case of Omicron variant have been detected in Manipur into a patient who had recently returned to the northeastern state from Tanzania.
Currently undergoing treatment at Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Sciences (JNIMS), Imphal, the same has been reported through genome sequencing.
Classified as “Variant of Concern”, the B.1.1.529 variant or ‘Omicron’ was first reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) from South Africa on November 24, 2021.
It’s worthy to note that India has registered a surge in Omicron cases as the country’s tally reached 578 on Monday. The nation has reported 6,531 new cases and 7,141 recoveries in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the active caseload now stands at 75,841, and recovery rate currently stands at 98.40%.