4 New Omicron Cases in Kerala Today. On Monday, four more people in the state tested positive for the coronavirus variant Omicron. With this, the total number of omicron cases in the state has surpassed 15 for the first time.
Thiruvananthapuram is home to all four patients. At first, a 17-year-old boy and his mother, who had recently arrived from the United Kingdom, tested positive for Omicron. His grandmother, who was on the primary contact list at the time, was later found to have the variant.
In addition, Omicron infection was confirmed in a 27-year-old woman from the United Kingdom and a 32-year-old Nigerian man. The 27-year-old man was quarantined after arriving from the United Kingdom. At the airport, the man from Nigeria tested positive for COVID.
Kenya and Tunisia were not listed in the Center’s guidelines for testing international passengers as “high-risk,” so the returnees were advised to self-isolate.
On December 9, the omicron patient, along with his parents and sister, returned from the United Kingdom. The grandmother of the 17-year-old has been added to his contact list.
In Malappuram, the Karnataka resident is receiving treatment. He arrived in Kozhikode from Tanzania on December 13 and was immediately transferred to a hospital after testing positive for HIV.
The other patient, a Thrissur resident, arrived in Kochi on December 13 via Sharjah from Kenya. On the same day, he tested positive and was placed in self-isolation. His primary contact, his mother, also tested positive for Covid-19.
Veena George, the state’s health minister, noted that passengers arriving from countries, not on the high-risk list were also testing positive for the variant, and advised those arriving from abroad to practice strict self-isolation. “For the next 14 days, they shouldn’t go to public places or attend gatherings,” she advised.