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Tripura confirms presence of omicron variant of COVID-19

Agartala, February 17: Tripura Thursday confirmed the presence of the omicron variant of COVID-19, with 120 people testing positive for the new version of the virus in January. The omicron cases were detected at the National Institute of Biomedical Genomics Laboratory (NIBGL), Kalyani, in West Bengal, where the northeastern state had sent 231 samples between January 1 and January 30, a health department official said. "We had first sent 69 samples to NIBGL for genome sequencing to detect the omicron variant and then 162 more specimens .a total of 120...
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