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Maharashtra: With 8 more Omicron cases, state’s tally rises to 40

🔴 Of these cases, 14 are from Mumbai, Pimpri Chinchwad (10), Pune Rural (6), two each in Pune Municipal Corporation, Kalyan Dombivali and Osmanabad, while one each patient is from Latur, Buldhana, Nagpur, and Vasai Virar.

Written by Anuradha Mascarenhas | Mumbai |
Updated: December 18, 2021 8:18:14 am
Health minister Rajesh Tope hinted towards a largescale transmission of the Omicron variant by January-February.(Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Eight new patients were on Friday detected with Omicron variant of SARS-CoV2 virus of which six are from Pune rural while one each is from Mumbai and Kalyan-Dombivli.

Till date, a total of 40 patients with Omicron variant have been detected in Maharashtra of which the highest number is from Pune district – 10 from Pimpri-Chinchwad, six from Pune rural, and two from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area.

Dr Pradeep Awate, state surveillance officer, said all eight patients were men in the 29-45 age group. According to preliminary information, four people from Pune have a history of travel to Dubai while two were their contacts.

One patient from Mumbai had travelled to the US and the other from Kalyan-Dombivli had travelled to Nigeria. Meanwhile, 902 new Covid cases were reported on Friday, taking the tally in Maharashtra to 66,47,840.

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