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A health worker administering Covid booster dose to a beneficiary at the Rajawadi Hospital in Ghatkopar on Monday. (Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

A total of 21 patients infected with the new variant of SARS-COV-2, Omicron, samples for which taken for the ninth genome sequencing at Kasturba Gandhi Hospital, have succumbed to the infection in Mumbai. The latest report also showed that 95 per cent of the 190 samples from Mumbai that were sequenced had Omicron variants. In the latest genome sequencing conducted by Brihanm-umbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), samples were taken from 190 patients. Twenty three of them died out of which 21 were infected with the Omicron variant. All the deceased Omicron patients were above 60 years with more than two comorbidities.

“We haven’t witnessed any deaths among Omicron patients below 60 years. Their severe underlying health issues deteriorated their health condition. Moreover, 22 patients died within seven days of the onset of symptoms. Also, 15 out of 23 were unvaccinated,” said Suresh Kakani, additional commissioner, BMC.




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