Guwahati, Jan 06: Assam has reported two cases of Omicron variant of COVID-19. Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta said that Assam has so far reported two cases of Omicron.

“A 13-year-old boy hailing from Kamrup (Metro) district was tested positive for Omicron variant yesterday and another 35-year-old returnee from Dubai tested positive for the same. The 13-year-old boy was returned from Meghalaya’s capital city Shillong and the second person is hailing from Hojai district,” Keshab Mahanta said.


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However, both persons were tested negative. Assam on Wednesday had reported 591 COVID-19 positive cases and four deaths.

The positivity rate is 1.72 per cent and out of total detection, 279 positive cases were detected alone in Kamrup (Metro) district.