Nagpur: The only Omicron virus patient of the Buldhana district has been discharged on Thursday. When he got tested for coronavirus in RT-PCR on his 10th day. The 67-year-old man was the 2nd person from the Vidarbha region to have tested positive for the Omicron virus, who returned from Dubai.
Officials have maintained that like the two Omicron virus patients found in Nagpur, the elderly Buldhana patient was asymptomatic and vaccinated.
The hospital authorities of Buldhana Covid have said that 3 high-risk close contacts of the 67-year-old have tested positive along with one of them. A 72-year-old unvaccinated man – who caught pneumonia. The sample has been sent to NIV, Pune for genome sequencing since the disease developed moderately.
There is absolutely no ‘S’ Gene Target Failure (SGTF) kit in this district which is also effective in the initial monitoring of microns.
Officials have also said that they are also expecting the kit in several days.
International Passengers Tested Positive
All three close contacts are from the same building where the Omicron virus patient used to live. They have been admitted to the coronavirus hospital located in the District Women’s Hospital premises. And along with this, the administration has also been advised to periodically monitor close contacts of patients with Omicron virus, even if they test negative for the first time.
A 21-year-old Dubai-returned youth tested positive for ‘S’ Gene Target Failure is doing well and remains asymptomatic in Nagpur district. Passengers of 2 more international have tested positive for ‘S’ Gene Target Failure.
This means that the number of omicron viruses in the Nagpur district is likely to increase by 3 even after it has been thoroughly confirmed in whole-genome sequencing. Any results are expected this week.
These samples will be processed by the Environmental Virology Cell of NEERI and NIV Pune.
Youth who ‘S’ Gene Target Failure positive, who had traveled from Mumbai to Bengaluru in a train and reached Nagpur by train only after his own coronavirus sample tested positive.
The administration is also running the ‘S’ Gene Target Failure test for the patients of the new coronavirus in the district as well.