The first case of omicron infection was detected in the Perm Territory

Plot The spread of a new strain of coronavirus “omicron”

The first case of infection with the omicron strain was discovered in the Perm Territory, the regional department of Rospotrebnadzor reports.

It is known that the citizen arrived in Perm from Egypt in transit through Moscow. The fact that he was sick with the omicron strain became known on December 29. The result was confirmed at the Nizhny Novgorod Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology.

The patient is currently in the isolated ward of the Perm Regional Clinical Infectious Disease Hospital. The course of the disease & mdash; lung, the department notes.

After confirming the diagnosis, tests for COVID-19 were taken from all contacts at home and at work. They were placed in isolation. All tests for coronavirus are negative. On January 6, anti-epidemic measures were completed.

Earlier, the associate professor of the Department of Infectious Diseases of the RUDN University suggested that an increase in the incidence of coronavirus infection in January is likely due to the new omicron strain. At the moment, the incidence of coronavirus continues to decrease in Russia. On January 6, the country revealed the minimum number of cases of COVID-19 since June 17.


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