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54 Omicron cases detected in Nagaland

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DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 1: Fifty-four Omicron positive cases have been detected from Nagaland after Whole Genome Sequencing test conducted at the Institute of Bio-Resources and Sustainable Development (IBSD) Imphal.
On January 20 last, the State Health Department had sent 152 samples to the IBSD), Imphal, for Whole Genome Sequencing test. The sample reports received on January 31 showed 73 positive cases with 54 Omicron variant (74%) and 19 Delta variant (26%), informed Dr Neikhrielie Khimiao, Principal Director, Directorate of Health & Family Welfare, Nagaland.
Meanwhile, Nagaland Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, in a tweet, confirmed the detection of 54 cases of Omicron in the State.
The Minister assured that all possible measures were in place to monitor the situation. He advised the public to continue following all COVID-19 appropriate behaviours and be vaccinated.
(Page News Service)