Maharashtra: 7 more people test positive for Omicron variant of COVID
Seven more people have tested positive for the Omicron variant of COVID-19 from Maharashtra, including three from Mumbai Metropolitan Region and four from Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation. Accordingly, the total number of Omicron cases in the state has increased to 17.
First case is of a 49-year-old male from Mumbai’s Dharavi who had returned to Mumbai from Tanzania on 4th December 2021. Assistant Municipal Commissioner Kiran Dighavkar has informed that the patient is asymptomatic and has not received even a single dose of vaccine
He is currently in isolation at Seven Hills Hospital.
Second is a 25-year-old fully vaccinated male who returned from London on 1st December. He is also asymptomatic and none of his contacts have tested positive for the virus. Third is a 37-year-old male who had returned from South Africa on 4th December. He had also received both the doses of vaccine and has mild symptoms.
The four cases reported from Pimpri-Chinchwad are contacts of a Nigerian woman who had been confirmed positive earlier. Two of these were fully vaccinated and the third had taken a single dose. The fourth patient is a three-and-a-half-year-old child.
Maharashtra’s Public Health Department has informed that 61,439 international passengers have arrived in the state since 1st December, including 9,678 from ‘at-risk’ countries. With field surveillance of all international passengers who have arrived since 1st November currently underway; genome sequencing results of 47 samples are still awaited.
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