Digital Desk, Mexico City. The Ministry of Health said that Mexico detected its first case of the Kovid-19 Omicron variant on 21 November in a person who had arrived in the country from South Africa. Six days after arriving in Mexico, a fully vaccinated South African businessman presented symptoms of COVID-19, was tested and found the Omicron variant, Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry’s statement as saying.
The 51-year-old patient has been admitted to a hospital in Mexico City. So far, people who had contact with this first case have not recorded symptoms, warning signs or positivity of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19, the ministry said.
Mexico’s Under-Secretary for Prevention and Health Promotion, Hugo López-Gatell, said on Twitter that the patient had a mild illness and that the prognosis was favorable. López-Gatell urged the public to remain calm and maintain social distancing to prevent new COVID-19 infections. According to the latest government report, Mexico has 3,894,364 confirmed cases of Kovid-19 and 294,715 deaths from the disease.