Updated: December 18, 2021 8:18:14 am
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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