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Dharwad reports the first Omicron case: Genome sequencing report arrives after patient recovers from COVID.

Dharwad: The patient who suffered from the Omicron variant of Covid was recovered completely from the infection, but the patient’s genomic sequence report was made public on Monday.

Dr. K Sudhakar took to Twitter to announce the details of the new Omicron infected patients, and he mentioned that a patient from Dharwad district, aged 54, male, tested positive for the new variant of the virus.

However, it was later revealed that the patient tested positive for the infection on December 6 and was discharged from the hospital after five days, the patient completed seven days of home isolation and tested negative for the infection. However, the health department staff collected the swab of the patient twice after the arrival of the genomic sequence report as per the procedure.  The patient had developed a fever on December 5, said the sources.

 The administration tested 137 primary contacts of the patients and all were tested negative for the infection.

Dr Sudhkar said that the patient was male, but the district administration clarified that the patient was a woman and she works in a firm. She has no travel history.

District administration said that the genomic sequencing would be conducted at Bengaluru’s lab only when 120 samples get collected from the state for the testing. It was delayed at Bengaluru’s lab.

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