First Omicron case without travel or contact history in Vadodara. Vadodara News – Times of India

Kovid-19 test being done at MSU hostel in Vadodara

Vadodara: The city recorded the first Covid-19 case with the Omicron variant having no travel or contact history. It was one of two Omicron cases confirmed in the city on Thursday.
Meanwhile, nine Omicron infected persons were discharged on Thursday. These persons had tested negative twice in 24 hours. He has been advised strict home isolation for seven days.
The case with no travel or contact history is from the Sama area of ​​Vadodara. The 53-year-old man complained of cough and tested positive on December 16. He was isolated at home and the repeat test was found negative on 26 December. The genome sequencing report that came on Thursday revealed that he was infected with the Omicron variant.
With no travel or contact history, officials suspect the Omicron variant may have infected several others. “It was expected sooner or later,” an official said.
The second case is of a 65-year-old man with travel history to Nairobi, Kenya. He had returned on December 11 and was found positive in a follow-up test conducted by health officials on December 17. He was admitted to the hospital and three of his close contacts were traced. All the contacts tested negative. The genome sequencing results of the elderly man who arrived on Thursday were positive for the Omicron variant. The patient remains in isolation. The samples of the patient as well as close contacts were again collected on Thursday.
A total of 20 cases of Omicron variant have been reported in Vadodara city and district so far. These include 19 in the city and one in the district. The case of the district is of a person from Bhayli, who has international travel history.
Box: Another nail in the cases
Vadodara city and district reported 38 new Covid-19 cases out of 5,211 tests on Thursday. The cases are equal to the number of cases reported on June 16 this year when the second wave was rapidly declining.
The city’s western region had the highest number of new cases, as 16 tested positive in the region. This was followed by the eastern zone where 10 persons tested positive, while the north and south zones had four and five cases. Three new cases were reported from areas of the district outside the city limits.
The new cases on Thursday took the total number of positive cases to 72,693. With eight people getting discharged on Thursday, the total number of persons who have been discharged rose to 71,910. According to official records, 623 people have died so far.
The number of active cases now stands at 160, out of which two are in critical condition on BIPAP machines or ventilators and six require oxygen support.
Box: MSU Hostel Actual Isolation Facility
A hostel block in MS University’s hostel premises became an isolation facility as the warden there tested positive for Covid-19.
The warden’s samples were collected two days back as he was not feeling well and the report came out positive. He had come in close contact with some students as well as the hostel staff.
Sources said that six persons working in the hostel and 24 students were tested and none were found positive. Students will remain in isolation in the hostel itself. Their food and other needs have been arranged in the hostel itself.
Box: Two resident doctors infected
Two female resident doctors living together have tested positive for Covid-19. He used to work in GMERS Gotri Hospital. One of the doctors had initially tested positive and the other was tested positive as she was in close contact, being in the same room. Another resident was also found positive.