Six more patients of BA.5 and three of BA.4 sub-variant of Omicron were detected in Pune, as per the latest report from the B.J. Medical, Pune on Wednesday. Besdies, 10 cases of BA.2.75 were also found in the city.
According to the health bulletin, all these samples were collected during the 21st June to 29th June 2022. All these cases are asymptomatic and recovered in home isolation, it added.
With this, the total tally of BA.4 and BA.5 patients in state has gone to 73. Mumbai has reported 34 cases so far followed by 24 in Pune, four each in Nagpur, Thane and Palaghar and three in Raigad.
Earlier, Maharashtra had reported its first cases of the COVID-19 infection with BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants of the Omicron strain of the virus in at least seven cases in Pune.
India had reported the first case of BA.4 sub-variant from Hyderabad earlier and later the Indian SARS-CoV2 Genomics Consortium had confirmed the detection of cases with BA.4 and BA.5 sub-variants in Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra today recorded 3,142 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the number of active cases to 19,981. Besides, seven COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the tally to 1,47,956.