Omicron positive doctor in Karnataka again tests Covid positive

by IANS |

Bengaluru, Dec 7 (IANS) The 46-year doctor who tested positive for Omicron variant has tested positive for Covid-19 in RT-PCR test even after completing 14 days of quarantine period, Karnataka Health Department sources said.


The hospital authorities were even ready to discharge him as the doctor has recovered completely from all symptoms and is doing absolutely fine. The result has surprised the doctors. He will now continue in a quarantine facility at the hospital. However, three of his contacts who have tested positive, now have tested negative. However, until the report of their genomic sequencing comes in, they will be kept in the hospital.


They will be discharged if their genomic sequencing shows no presence of the Omicron variant and they test negative in the RT-PCR test which will be conducted on Tuesday. The tests have shown that viral load in Omicron positive doctor has come down drastically.


The swab sample of the doctor was taken on November 22 and sent to the NCBS. After detection of Omicron variant, his 13 primary contacts and 205 secondary contacts were tracked. Three primary contacts and two secondary contacts have tested positive for Covid-19. They have been isolated and further their samples have been sent for genomic sequencing for confirmation of presence of Omicron virus and results are awaited.

Latest News
Noted journalist E.Somanath passes away in Kerala Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 02:38 PM
BJP MLA abuses constables, Karnataka Minister says will look into it Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 02:33 PM
BSF foils smuggling bid from Pak in Punjab, jawan injured in crossfire Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 02:32 PM
India's renewable energy sector to employ one million people by 2030 Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 02:31 PM
Rail, road traffic hit as students call for Bihar bandh Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 02:29 PM
No respite from bone-chilling cold in MP before Feb 2, says IMD Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 02:28 PM
Kolkata Municipal Corporation reels under fund crunch, stops pension Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 02:27 PM
Indian equities rebound sharply; Sensex, Nifty rise 1% Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:45 PM
Google acquires 1.28% stake in Airtel, invests up to $1 bn Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:44 PM
Electronic goods exports up by 49% on-year in April-Dec 2021 Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:42 PM
'Substantial rise in real interest rates could cause further selloff in US stocks' Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:39 PM
Japanese nuke plant operator sued over Fukushima disaster-linked cancer claims Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:37 PM
AIADMK to highlight failures of 9 months of DMK govt during urban polls Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:32 PM
Man shot dead in Delhi's Alipur Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:30 PM
Sydney Sixers' third request to get Steve Smith for BBL final turned down Fri, Jan 28, 2022, 12:29 PM