Voice of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

KP confirms six cases of Omicron variant


The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Health Department has confirmed six cases of Omicron virus in the province. According to the report of Health Department, 6 cases of Omicron have been reported in the province out of which 5 patients are from Peshawar and one from Mansehra.

In Mansehra, a person infected with Omicron has been quarantined while another patient is undergoing treatment at Hayatabad Medical Complex and four at Khyber Teaching Hospital.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa health department on Wednesday confirmed first case of Omicron variant of coronavirus in the province. According to the health department official the Omicron variant was detected in sample of a Covid-19 patient from Manshera who is resident of Rawalpindi .

In Pakistan, Karachi has reported highest number of Omicron variant. National Command and Operation Center head and federal minister for planning Asad Umar said that Omicron variant impact was most visible in Karachi. He said that Sindh recorded 160 per cent increase in Covid-19 cases over past two weeks. However, he said that in the same period Karachi witnessed a 960 per cent increase.

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