One more patient of BA.4 sub-variant of Omicron was detected in Maharashtra, as per the report from the National Institute of Virology, Pune on Sunday.
According to the health bulletin, the patient is a 60-year-old female from Mumbai. She is fully vaccinated and was found COVID-19 positive on June 16. She had only mild symptoms of COVID-19 and totally recovered in home isolation.
With this, the total tally of BA.4 and BA.5 patients in the state has gone up to 64. Mumbai has reported 34 cases so far followed by 15 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 2,962 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the number of active cases to 22,485. Besides, six COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the tally to 1,47,940.