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First in Kashmir: five Omicron cases of coronavirus detected

Five cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected in Kashmir valley which includes three non-local travelers, officials said on Tuesday.

A top health official said that the first case of Omicron was detected in Kashmir on Monday while four more were detected on Tuesday.

He said that three of the five detected cases include three non-local travelers whose samples were taken in Anantnag and they have already returned.

An official said that the person from Shopian and a pregnant lady from Uri, who was positive for Covid-19 were detected with Omicron variant after their genome sequencing. Both the patients 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.

It is pertinent to mention that earlier three cases of Omicron were detected in Jammu who had already recovered.

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