Newdelhi2/12/21; Two confirmed cases of coronavirus Omicron variant have been detected in India so far, informed Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Union Health Ministry today.
Addressing a press briefing on the Covid situation in India Agarwal said the two cases of Omicron variant of Coronavirus have been detected from Karnataka.
The Union Health Joint Secretary said that as of date 373 cases of the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus have been reported from around 29 countries.
He, however, maintained that no severe symptoms of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 have been reported so far.
Agarwal said that the surge in Covid-19 cases is being noted across the world on an overall basis, Europe reported 70% of the cases in the world in the last one week.
In the week ending 28 Nov, around 2.75 Lakh new cases & over 31,000 deaths reported in the European region, he added.