Omicron tally in Kerala reaches 29 as five more test positive

Thiruvananthapuram: The Omicron tally in Kerala has gone up to 29, after five new cases of the Covid variant were reported, state Health Minister Veena George said on Thursday.

She said the new cases include four who arrived through the Kochi international airport from various countries, while the fifth case was reported at Kozhikode, from a passenger who reached the state from the Bengaluru airport.

“Of these cases, 17 arrived from high risk countries, 10 were from low risk countries and two were primary contacts of those who came from abroad. All the above patients are under proper health care and are in good condition,” said George.

She issued a warning to all that even with Christmas and New Year round the corner, there should be extra caution and all the Covid protocols should be strictly observed.


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