141 Mumbai residents without travel history test positive

There is a spurt in the cases of Kovid in Mumbai.

Mumbai: The civic body said that 141 residents of Mumbai who had not traveled abroad recently tested positive for the Omicron version of the coronavirus on Thursday.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said that out of 153 persons found to have Omicron infection in the city during the day, only 12 had an international travel history.

But according to a Maharashtra government release issued earlier in the evening, out of the 198 omicron cases reported in the state, 190 were from Mumbai. The difference between state and BMC figures could not be reconciled.

According to the BMC update, the number of residents of Mumbai infected with Omicron rose to 160 without any foreign travel history. The total number of Omicron cases in the city rose to 290.

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

Additional municipal commissioner Suresh Kakani told PTI that the BMC will send 375 more samples for genome sequencing on Friday to check whether there has been community spread of the Omicron variant.

The report is expected in five to six days, he said.

The community spread can be confirmed only after the report comes, Mr Kakani said.

According to the BMC, out of 141 omicron-positive individuals who had no travel history, 93 were fully vaccinated and three had received a single dose of the coronavirus vaccine.

Of them, 95 have asymptomatic, seven have moderate symptoms and 39 have mild symptoms.

“Only seven patients, who have mild symptoms, have been admitted to the hospital, but are not on oxygen,” the BMC said in a late night release.


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