Pune, 30 December 2021: Today, 198 cases of Omicron variant infection have been reported in Maharashtra state. All of these patients have been reported by the National Institute of Virology (NIV).
Of the 198 patients reported by NIV, 30 are international travellers.
The district wise details of the patients are as under –
○ Thane MC-4
○ Satara, Nanded, Pune MC and PCMC – 1 each
A 52-year-old man with a travel history to Nigeria died of a heart attack on December 28, 2021 at Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation’s Yashwantrao Chavan Hospital. This patient has had diabetes for the last 13 years. The death of this patient is due to non-covid reasons. Coincidentally, today’s NIV report reveals that he was infected with the Omicron virus.
Till date, a total of 450 patients infected with Omicron variant have been reported in the state.
Out of these, 125 cases have been discharged following a negative RT PCR test. The details of international passengers arriving at Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur airports from 1st December till today morning.
Additionally, field surveillance of all international passengers who have arrived since 1st November is underway. Through airport and field surveillance, 1230 samples have been sent for genomic sequencing. Results of 112 are awaited so far.