Two new cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were detected in Aurangabad on Saturday.
The Government Health officials said that a 33-year-old youth, who had returned from Dubai and a 50 year old both found positive and are undergoing treatment in private hospitals.
One has history of travel to Dubai while another one is a contact of a international passenger. Both are fully vaccinated. One patient is asymptomatic while another has only mild symptoms, the Public Health Department said in a bulletin.
Total reached to 110 cases in Maharashtra. Out of the 110, 57 patients have been discharged following a negative RT-PCR test.
Meanwhile, to gauge the spread of the new Omicron variant across Mumbai and Pune, which are most affected, a community surveillance will be soon started by the Maharashtra Government. This comes after the Central government directed the state government to understand the spread of the virus in these two cities. Health officials said they have been asked to conduct community surveillance of all positive cases in Mumbai and Pune following which they will be coming up with new strategies to handle the third wave of Covid-19.