Mumbai: Mumbai on Tuesday once again witnessed a massive spurt in daily Covid-19 caseload with the financial capital reporting as many as 10,860 fresh infections – 34 per cent higher than Monday – and 2 deaths. With a massive spike in fresh infections and deaths, the number of active cases rose to 47,476 in Mumbai and the toll stood at 16,381.
However, city’s health department has said that 89 per cent patients in Mumbai are asymptomatic. Mumbai had reported 7,928 fresh Covid-19 cases with a test positivity rate of 16.3 per cent.
4th January, 6:00pm
Positive Pts. (24 hrs) – 10860
Discharged Pts. (24 hrs) – 654
Total Recovered Pts. – 7,52,012
Overall Recovery Rate – 92%
Total Active Pts. – 47476
Doubling Rate – 110 Days
Growth Rate (28 Dec – 3Jan)- 0.63%#NaToCorona
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) January 4, 2022
With this, Mumbai continues to stare at stricter Covid curbs as earlier in the day Mayor Kishori Pednekar said that if the daily Covid-19 cases cross the 20,000-mark, a lockdown will be imposed in the city as per the Union government’s rules.
Talking to reporters at her office in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) headquarters, Pednekar suggested that citizens wear triple-layer masks while travelling in public buses and local trains.
She also appealed to them to get vaccinated at the earliest and follow all Covid-19-related standard operating procedures (SOPs).
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Meanwhile, 1,104 COVID19 fresh cases were reported in Pune today, taking the positivity rate to 18 per cent. In the view of the frequent surge in daily caseload, the administration has decided to shut schools for Classes 1 to 8 in Pune district till January 30.
Maharashtra has notched a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases and of its variant Omicron in the past few weeks with Mumbai continuing to bear the maximum caseload.
Maharashtra Covid Tally
Maharashtra logged as many as 18,466 fresh cases of Coronavirus on Tuesday with 20 fatalities. With today’s infections, state’s active case tally rose to 66,308.
With 75 fresh infections, Maharashtra’s Omicron tally jumped to 653, highest in the country so far.