Maharashtra records a massive jump in Omicron variant cases on Thursday with 198 new cases of today; 190 cases in Mumbai, 4 in Thane, Satara, Nanded, Pune 1 each, 450 patients infected with Omicron have been reported in state.
Meanwhile Maharashtra saw its first death of Omicron patient. A 52 year old man with a travel history from Nigeria passed away on Tuesday following a heart attack in Pune.
The health department informed that the patient had a travel history to Nigeria and had diabetes for the last 13 years.
“The death of this patient is due to non-COVID-19 reasons. Coincidently, today`s National Institute of Virology (NIV) report has revealed that he was infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19,” said Public Health Department, Maharashtra.
“The death of the patient is due to non-Covid reasons. Coincidentally, the National Institute of Virology report revealed that he was infected with the Omicron variant,” authorities said in a statement.
Mumbai on Thursday saw a 46 per cent jump in Covid-19 cases after 3,671 new infections were detected. Mumbai also reported 190 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus, the highest single-day spike so far, taking the tally of such patients in the city to 327.
In a revised order late on Thursday night, the Maharashtra government announced fresh curbs on attendance at weddings, social, political, religious events and funerals.
“In case of marriages or any other social, political or religious event, the maximum number of attendees shall be restricted to 50 persons. The maximum number of attendees is restricted to 20 in funerals,” the order read.
As per the new Covid-19 restrictions, prohibition has been placed on New Year’s celebrations, parties in any closed or open space including restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, resorts, and clubs from December 30 to January 7.
“The order shall come into the force, in the areas under the control of Commissioner of Police, Greater Mumbai from 00:00 Hrs of 30 December 2021 and will remain in force till 24 Hrs of 7 January 2022, unless withdrawn earlier,” the order reads.
Meanwhile India’s Omicron tally rose to 1,270 from 961. A total of 374 persons have been recovered till date.
Out of the total 1270 cases Maharashtra has the highest number of Omicron cases followed by Delhi 320 cases being reported till date with 57 patients already recovered.
India registered as many as 13,154 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the past 24 hours.
India’s Active caseload currently stands at 91,361. India has administered 144.54 cr vaccine doses so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive. The Recovery Rate of India is currently at 98.36 per cent. 7,585 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,42,66,363.