37% Of Covid Cases In Mumbai Are Omicron Shows Recent Sampling

37% Of Covid Cases In Mumbai Are Omicron Shows Recent Sampling

Out of these 141, 93 are fully vaccinated, and 3 have taken one dose of coronavirus vaccine. (File)

Mumbai:

37% of positive COVID-19 samples of local Mumbaikars with no travel history detected between December 21-December 22 are of the Omicron variant, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Friday.

Of the 375 samples collected, 141 were detected to be of the Omicron variant and none of these cases have any travel history.

Out of 153 persons who were found to have Omicron infection in the city, only 12 had international travel history, the civic body said.

Among the 141 Omicron variant patients, 89 are men while 52 are women. Out of these 141, 93 are fully vaccinated, and 3 have taken one dose of coronavirus vaccine.

7 are moderate symptomatic, 39 are mild symptomatic, and 95 are asymptomatic. Only 7 of them are hospitalized and are moderately symptomatic.

Of 141 Mumbai residents without travel history who tested positive to Omicron, the highest 21 are from the K-west ward which includes Andheri West, Juhu, and Versova, followed by the D ward that includes Malabar Hill, Mahalaxmi, and Tardeo areas.

Assam Press