India detects third Omicron case, reports 415 COVID-19 deaths

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  • Saturday, 04 Dec 2021

FILE PHOTO: People exit from the arrival section of the Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi, India, December 3, 2021. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

AHMEDABAD (Reuters) - India reported its third case of the Omicron coronavirus variant on Saturday, government officials said, as total Covid-19 cases inched closer to the 35 million mark.

Officials in the western state of Gujarat said the patient who tested positive for Omicron was a 72-year old man of Indian origin who had lived in Zimbabwe for decades, and returned on Nov. 28.

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