First Death From Omicron In India: The first death in the country has occurred in Pimpri Chinchwad, adjoining Pune, amid the horrific Omicron in Maharashtra. The man who died was 52 years old and had returned from Nigeria two weeks ago. His COVID test was also done, but the report was negative.
On December 28, he suffered a heart attack and was admitted to the Yashwant Rao Chavan Hospital of the Municipal Corporation. Here he died during treatment. After his death, his samples were sent to the National Institute of Virology, Pune, for Omicron test based on suspicion, and Omicron has been confirmed in its genome sequencing report.
First Death From Omicron In India
The State Health Department said that it is a coincidence that Omicron infection has been found in the report of the samples of the deceased. He died of a heart attack, and he also had diabetes. The Maharashtra government said that he died due to non-covid reasons.
Out of 198 positive reports given by NIV, 30 are travelling from abroad and reaching Mumbai or other parts of the state. The maximum number of cases of Omicron has been reported in Mumbai. Omicron infection has been found in a record 190 people here.
At the same time, there are reports of 4 people being Omicron positive from Thane Municipal Corporation. At the same time, one person from Satara, Nanded and Pune Municipal Corporation and one from PCMC are Omicron positive.
Significant increase in Omicron cases
Along with COVID, cases of Omicron are also increasing in Maharashtra. On Thursday, Maharashtra had the highest number of 198 infected from Omicron. The number of Omicron infected has risen to 450 in the state. At the same time, this figure has crossed a thousand in the country. The number of Omicron infected patients in the country has reached 1002.
5368 new corona infected found in 24 hours
On Thursday, 5368 new corona cases were reported in the state. This is 37 per cent more than the number of corona infected patients who came on Wednesday. At the same time, 22 people were reported dead from COVID-19 on Thursday. The death rate of COVID in the state is 2.12 per cent.
The COVID positivity rate in the state has gone up to 9.68. So far, samples of 6,88,87,303 people have been tested in Maharashtra, out of which 66,70,754 have been reported positive. At present, 1,33,748 people are in-home quarantine in the state, and 1078 people are admitted to the hospital.
More than 11 thousand active cases in Mumbai
The biggest concern in the state is the unbridled speed of Corona. On Thursday, 3,671 new cases of the corona were registered in Mumbai. There are 11,360 active Corona cases in the country’s financial capital. At the same time, the highest number of 20 cases have been found in Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, after May 18.