7 more cases of Omicron detected in Maharashtra

Total cases of Omicron variant in India reaches 12 after seven 7 more people tested positive in Maharashtra.

Total cases of Omicron variant reach twelve (12) after seven (7) more people tested positive in Maharashtra as per the State Health Department. A total of 8 cases of the variant have now been reported in Maharashtra including one detected on December 4 when a man from the Kalyan-Dombivali region tested positive after travelling from South Africa to Mumbai, via Dubai and Delhi.

“Four persons who returned from foreign tours and three of their close contacts test positive for Omicron variant”, a Maharashtra health official said to PTI.


Early in the afternoon Delhi also reported its first case of the variant in a Tanzania returnee at the Lok Nayak Hospital. Making it India’s fifth case. Omicron is a major cause of concern as this variant of COVID-19 spreads much quickly.

According to the new norms, RT-PCR tests are mandatory for passengers arriving from the “at-risk” countries that include South Africa, Brazil, Botswana, China, Mauritius, New Zealand, Zimbabwe, Singapore, Hong Kong, Israel, and European nations. These passengers are allowed to leave the airport only after the results come.