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Three Omicron cases confirmed in Jammu

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J&K logs 104 fresh Covid cases, one fatality

Jammu/Srinagar: Three people have tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 here, the first such cases detected in Jammu and Kashmir, the health and medical education department said on Tuesday.

Officials said the three have no foreign history and their condition is “stable”.

“Three Omicron cases confirmed by NCDC, Delhi from a cluster in Jammu. Sample taken on 30th November. RTPCR testing of the entire locality ordered,” the department wrote on its official Twitter handle.

It asked people to observe COVID-appropriate behaviour for their safety.

Principal Government Medical College, Jammu, Shashi Sudan said two of the patients were from Talab Tiloo and another is a resident of Ban Talab area in Jammu.

“The condition of all the three patients is stable,” she said, adding that they have no travel history abroad.

The officials said all the close contacts of the three Omicron patients were identified and tested over the past three weeks.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir recorded 104 fresh Covid cases, taking the infection tally to 3,40,036, while one fresh fatality due to the virus was reported from the Union Territory in the past 24 hours, officials said.

Out of the fresh cases, 78 were from the Kashmir Valley and 26 from the Jammu division of the Union Territory, the officials said.

Srinagar district recorded the highest of 40 cases followed by 18 cases in Jammu district.

The death toll in the Union Territory due to the pandemic rose to 4,514 as one fresh death was reported from the Jammu division in the past 24 hours.

Officials said 139 more COVID-19 patients have recovered and were discharged from various hospitals including 110 from Kashmir and 29 from the Jammu division in the last 24 hours.

The officials also said there were 50 confirmed cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) in the Union Territory as no fresh case was reported since Monday evening.

On vaccination, the daily media bulletin on novel coronavirus informed that 64,343 doses of COVID vaccine were administered in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative number of doses administered across J&K to 1,77,22,318.

According to the bulletin, out of 3,40,036 positive cases recorded cumulatively so far, currently there are 1,327 active positive cases across J&K including 995 in Kashmir and 332 in Jammu division, while as 3,34,195 persons have recovered and 4,514 have died – 2,319 in Kashmir and 2,195 in Jammu division.

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