Omicron: 39 cases identified in Gujarat, Haryana and Uttarakhand; 164 samples sent for tests in MP

By PTI

GUWAHATI: Assam on Wednesday reported its first Omicron case after a Saudi Arabia returnee tested positive for the new coronavirus variant, Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said.

The 35-year-old man, who hails from Hojai district, was found positive for the Omicron variant, he said.

His sample was sent to the Jorhat-based North East Institute of Science and Technology after he had tested positive for COVID-19 following his return from the West Asian country, the minister said.

“His sample report for genome sequencing came during the day.

But by this time, he has already recovered from the infection,” Mahanta added.