According to Additional Chief Secretary Health Dr Pradeep Vyas, the Omicron strain of COVID-19 is expected to experience a spike in cases in Maharashtra in January next year.
Omicron illness is spreading swiftly over the world, according to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), and sufferers have been found in Maharashtra.
“These patients can be found in both large cities and little areas. A big number of people in the state will be infected with omicron next month, in January “During a presentation to the state cabinet, Vyas remarked. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has urged all government departments to make every effort to ensure that everyone receives two doses of the vaccine.
The variant has been rapidly spreading in Maharashtra with the highest number of cases across the country being reported from the state. In Maharashtra, four patients were found infected with Omicron today-two in Osmanabad and one each from Mumbai and Buldhana. All the patients are asymptomatic, the state’s health department informed.
The patient in Osmanabad travelled to Sharjah and the other patient is his high-risk contact. The patient in Buldhana travelled to Dubai and the patient from Mumbai travelled to Ireland. “In these cases, three patients have been vaccinated and one is not eligible for vaccination,” the Maharashtra health department said. As per Maharashtra’s COVID bulletin, the case tally touched 32.
Maximum Omicron cases have been reported from Mumbal with a total of 13 infections. Followed by 10 in Pimpri Chinchwad, two each in Pune Municipal Corporation, Osmanabad and one each in Kalyan Dombivali, Nagpur, Latur, Vasai Virar and Buldhana Of these, 25 cases have been discharged after a negative RT PCR test, the Maharashtra health department said.