As a result of a tourist from Zimbabwe testing positive for the Omicron type, Delhi reports a second case.

On Saturday, the Omicron strain of the coronavirus was reported in Delhi for the second time.

On Saturday, the Omicron form of coronavirus was identified in Delhi for the second time. Last Sunday, Satyendar Jain, the Delhi Health Minister, announced the first case of the new, supposedly more transmissible type of the virus.

The Omicron strain was found in a sample taken from a passenger who landed in Delhi from Zimbabwe this week. The patient had lately visited South Africa, according to his travel history.

The patient was admitted to the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) in New Delhi, where a special unit for Omicron patients has been established up.

According to an official release, genome sequencing of 27 foreign travelers hospitalized at LNJP hospital has been completed so far, with 25 samples coming back negative and two patients testing positive for Omicron.

The overall number of Omicron cases in India now stands at 33. Seven new infections of the highly modified strain of the coronavirus were found in Maharashtra and two more in Gujarat on Friday, bringing the total number of Omicron cases in the country to 32.