Maharashtra sees nearly 41K new COVID-19 cases, Mumbai alone logs 20,971

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Mumbai: Maharashtra has recorded a one-day spike in COVID-19 cases. In the last 24 hours, 40,925 new cases and 20 deaths were reported in the state.

The new cases are 12.84 percent more than the number of infections recorded on Thursday.

With the new cases, the state now has 1,41,492 active cases of COVID-19.

Overall, 68,34,222 people have been infected with COVID-19 in Maharashtra so far and a total of 65,47,410 people have been cured. The deadly virus has so far claimed 1,41,614 lives in the state.

Mumbai COVID-19 Updates:

Mumbai continues to report the highest number of new COVID-19 cases in the state. India’s financial capital recorded 20,971 new fresh infections and six deaths today alone.

Of the total positive cases, 84 per cent were asymptomatic. In the last 24 hours, 8,490 patients have been cured of this virus.

Mumbai now has 91,731. Active cases of COVID.

On Friday, 1,395 patients of Kovid-19 infection were admitted in hospitals in Mumbai, out of which 88 were on oxygen support.

Meanwhile, Mumbai’s Dharavi reported 150 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. BMC informed that there are 558 active cases in the area.

There is no update on imposing a lockdown in the city to contain the spread of the virus. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to hold a meeting via video conferencing with Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to take stock of the COVID situation in the state.

“Chief Minister thinks that no lockdown should be imposed. But, people are still not serious and not wearing masks. People should follow all COVID-19 SOPs. Today, on seating capacity for restaurants, hotels Decisions can be taken, etc,” Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said earlier today.

First published:January 7, 2022, 10:09 pm

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