Covid Clusters In Maha, K'taka Under Watch For New Variant
Hindustan Times Delhi|November 30, 2021
Although no cases of the Omicron variant of SarsCov-2 have been detected in India, one cluster each in Maharashtra and Karnataka are being investigated for the new variant, according to people familiar with the development.
Rhythma Kaul

NEW DELHI:

At least 281 people have tested positive for Covid-19, including students and faculty members, at SDM College of Medical Sciences in Dharwad in the past few days. Another 60 persons at an old age home at Bhiwandi city in Thane district of Maharashtra also tested positive for the viral disease, including inmates, staffers, and their relatives.

Its (Omicron's) presence has not been detected yet. However two clusters, Bhiwandi in Maharashtra and Dharwad in Karnataka, are being currently investigated, a government official said on condition of anonymity. Samples have been taken for genome sequencing.

The infected people and those who have submitted samples and are waiting for test results have been kept in isolation.

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