Delhi, Mumbai report over 80% higher Covid cases

Delhi, Mumbai report over 80% higher Covid cases

Covid cases: Mumbai and Delhi today reported more than 80% hike each, in daily Covid cases. While Mumbai recorded 2,510 new Covid-19 cases, 82 percent higher than yesterday’s 1,377 cases, Delhi, on the other hand, recorded 923 new Covid-19 cases, 86 percent higher than yesterday. Mumbai’s tally gets reported soon after Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackeray earlier today predicted that Mumbai will gradually see more than 2000 cases per day. 

Delhi, Mumbai report over 80% higher Covid cases

Overall, Maharashtra has recorded 3,900 new Covid-19 cases, while 20 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the state today.  Today, 85 cases of Omicron variant infection have been reported in the state.   

Apart from the daily cases, Mumbai reported one death and 251 recoveries today Delhi’s active case tally has crossed the 2000 mark. The positivity rate in Delhi is at an all-time high of 1.26%.

Delhi’s today’s Covid cases are highest since May 30 and almost double the number of infections recorded the previous day, according to health department data. A total of 71,696 COVID-19 tests were conducted the previous day, the bulletin said. There are 2,191 active cases in the national capital. Of these, 1,068 patients are in home isolation, it said.

Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today expressed concern over the rise in the number of fresh as well as active COVID-19 cases in the state, and termed it as an “alarming situation”.

On Tuesday, Mumbai recorded 1,377 new COVID-19 cases, a steep rise of 70 percent from a day ago. Covid cases are on the rise in the city, apart from other parts of Maharashtra. To curb the spread of Covid-19, the state government has issued several guidelines ahead of the upcoming new year celebrations. 

From December 25, from 9 pm to 6 am, more than 5 people have been banned at public places. On December 31 and January 1 events, places should function with a maximum of 50 percent capacity in indoor, 25 percent in outdoor venues.

PM Modi on December 25, announced a third dose or ‘precautionary’ dose of Covid-19, that will first be administered to those above 60 with co-morbidities, and to frontline workers.

In Maharashtra, people are required to adhere to Covid protocols and related information on December 31 and January 1.

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