Maharashtra today logged eight more cases of Omicron with seven being reported from Mumbai and one from the metropolitan’s outskirts – Vasai Virar. None of them has any history of international travel. However, one had travelled to Bangalore and another to Delhi, officials told NDTV. All but one patient were vaccinated.
With these new cases of the strain that has triggered a global alarm, the state’s total Omicron tally now stands at 28 and India’s at 57.
Aged between 24 and 41 years, three patients are asymptomatic while five have mild symptoms, they said, adding, three are women and five are men. Two of them have been hospitalised while six are in home isolation.
Of the 28 cases in Maharashtra, 12 are from Mumbai, 10 from Pimpri Chinchwad, two from Pune Municipal Corporation, and one each from Kalyan Dombivali, Nagpur, Latur, and Vasai Virar.
Nine patients, infected with the “variant of concern” have been discharged after recovery in the past 24 hours, leaving 19 active cases.