Panaji: Goa on Wednesday reported eight new cases of people infected with Omicron variant of the virus including five, which are without any travel history, State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said.
The total number of Omicron cases in the coastal state is 19 now.
Rane said in a tweet “8 Genome sequence reports tested positive as confirmed by NIV Pune, bringing the count to 19. 3- travel history from UK, 5- no travel history. These 5 from Goa, i.e. Margao, Bardez, Chicalim, and Canacona.”
The first case of Omicron was detected in Goa on December 28, 2021 when an eight-year-old boy from the UK had tested positive for the infection.
On January 03, the state detected four more cases of infection which included one local, who had no travel history.
Six more travelers from the UK were tested positive for Omicron infection yesterday (Tuesday).