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Updated on: Thursday, December 30, 2021, 08:51 PM IST

Patient in Maharashtra's Pimpri-Chinchwad, who tested positive for Omicron variant, dies of heart attack

Mumbai: A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health worker collects swab samples of an outstation passenger for COVID-19 test, at Dadar railway station in Mumbai, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021.  | (PTI Photo)

Mumbai: A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) health worker collects swab samples of an outstation passenger for COVID-19 test, at Dadar railway station in Mumbai, Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021. | (PTI Photo)

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The Maharashtra Public Health Department in a bulletin on Thursday said a patient in Pimpri-Chinchwad, who was tested positive for new Omicron variant of coronavirus, died of a heart attack.

A 52-year-old man with a travel history to Nigeria died of a heart attack on December 28 at Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation's Yashwantrao Chavan Hospital. This patient has had diabetes for the last 13 years. The death of this patient is due to non-Covid reasons. Coincidently, today's NIV report reveals that he was infected with the Omicron variant, Maharashtra's Public Health Department said in a bulletin.

Meanwhile, 198 new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were detected in Maharashtra on Thursday by the National Institute of Virology (NIV). with this, the total number of Omicron cases in the state has jumped to 450. Of the 198 patients reported by NIV, 30 are international travellers.

Of the total 450 cases in the state, 327 are from Mumbai, 26 from Pimpri-Chinchwad, 18 are from Pune rural, 12 each from Pune Municipal Corporation and Thane Municipal Corporation, seven each from Navi Mumbai, Panvel and Kalyan Dombivali, six each from Nagpur and Satara, five from Osmanabad, three each from Vasai Virar and Nanded, two each from Aurangabad, Nanded, Buldhana and Bhivandi Nizampur, one each from Latur, Ahmednagar, Akola, Mira Bhayandar and Kolhapur.

Out of the 450, 125 patients have been discharged following a negative RT-PCR test.

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Published on: Thursday, December 30, 2021, 08:51 PM IST
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