Australia Covid updates: Eighth case of Omicron confirmed in NSW – FULLY vaccinated | 3 Dec 2021

Health authorities have issued a fresh alert about another person infected with the Omicron variant after earlier saying a child was infectious.

Australia now has nine confirmed cases of the Omicron variant, including eight infections in NSW and one in the Northern Territory.

The latest is a case that arrived on a flight from Doha to Sydney on November 23.

Authorities identified the patient was infected with the new variant as part of ongoing genomic sequencing into the confirmed Covid cases in returned travellers.

Read on for the latest updates on the Omicron situation. You can find yesterday’s blog here.

Eighth Omicron case confirmed in NSW

NSW Health has confirmed a traveller has tested positive for the Omicron COVID-19 variant of concern, bringing the total number of cases to eight in NSW.

The person arrived on flight SQ231 from Singapore which arrived in Sydney on Sunday 28 November.

They are fully vaccinated and had recently been in southern Africa.

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