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COVID-19: BA.5 variant found in two patients in Pune

BY ANI, Jul 22, 2022 6:47 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Two patients have tested positive for Omicron sub-variant BA.5 in Maharashtra, informed the state health department.

The samples of both the patients were sent to NIV, Pune. Both patients hail from outside Maharashtra but are residing in rural parts of Pune for professional reasons.

They have been found COVID-19 positive at the routine screening of Pune airport (Period July 3-9) while they were returning from Dubai.

They were asymptomatic and recovered fully at home isolation.

These additions have taken the overall tally of BA.4 and BA.5 cases in Maharashtra to 160, the health department further added.

District wise BA.4 and BA.5 are-- Pune -93, Mumbai -51, Thane -5, Nagpur, Palghar - 4 each, Raigad -3, informed the health department.

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