India records first ‘Omicron death’ in Maharashtra
Guwahati: A 52-year-old man, who was infected with COVID-19 Omicron variant, died of a heart attack on Tuesday in Maharashtra.
Reportedly, the patient had a travel history to Nigeria and had diabetes for the last 13 years. He passed away at Yashwantrao Chavan Hospital in Pune.
However, the state authority earlier has refrained from considering it a COVID death but the National Institute of Virology report on Friday revealed that he was infected with the Omicron virus.
In a major spike, Maharashtra on Thursday reported 5,368 new coronavirus infections and 198 cases of the Omicron variant, the state health department said.
Of the new COVID-19 cases, the Mumbai region recorded 4,556 cases, Pune 512, Nashik 107, Kolhapur 64, Nagpur 44, Aurangabad 33, Latur 28, Akola 14.
The Pune region recorded 15 deaths, Latur four, Mumbai three deaths.