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Delhi reports first case of COVID-19 Omicron variant

Earlier this week, the Delhi government designated the LNJP hospital for treatment of patients infected with the new Omicron variant of coronavirus

December 05, 2021 / 12:04 PM IST
Fifteen suspected patients of Omicron were admitted to the Delhi government's LNJP hospital on December 4. [Representative image]

Fifteen suspected patients of Omicron were admitted to the Delhi government's LNJP hospital on December 4. [Representative image]

Delhi has reported its first case of new COVID-19 Omicron variant on December 5, news agency ANI reported.

"First omicron case detected in Delhi. The patient admitted to the LNJP Hospital had returned from Tanzania. Till now, 17 people (who come from abroad) have tested positive for Covid and they have been admitted to the hospital," the report quoted Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain as saying.

This is the fifth case of Omicron in the country. The first two cases of Omicron were reported in Karnataka, while the third and the fourth case were reported from Gujarat's Jamnagar and Maharashtra's Dombivli respectively.

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