Maharashtra sees a spike over 4,000 Covid-19 cases, Mumbai records marginal dip

According to the latest updated bulletin, Maharashtra reported 214 new cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus, pushing the total tally to 2,074..
Passengers arriving on outstation trains queue up for Covid-19 test by BMC at CSMT station in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Passengers arriving on outstation trains queue up for Covid-19 test by BMC at CSMT station in Mumbai.(Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 09:56 PM IST
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Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded a rise over 4,000 cases in its fresh Covid tally with 43,697 new infections being registered in the last 24 hours. The state had seen 39,207 cases on Tuesday.

As many as 49 patients lost their battle to the virus during the day that took the overall fatalities to 1,41,934. Also, 46,951 people were cured of the viral disease in the last 24 hours pushing the overall recoveries to 69,15,407. 

The state reported 214 new cases of the fast-spreading Omicron variant of coronavirus, pushing the total tally to 2,074. Of these, 1,091 patients have been discharged following a negative RT-PCR test.

Among the new cases, 158 were from Pune city, 31 from Mumbai, 10 from rural Pune, four each from Kalyan-Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) and Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), two from Parbhani and one each Nashik, Vasai-Virar, Aurangabad, Jalgaon and other state.

In Mumbai, however, there was a slight drop with 6,032 new cases being registered during the day. A day ago, the Maharashtra capital recorded 6,149 infections.

The latest figures pushed the active case count to 31,856 and the cumulative tally to 10,17,999. The city also registered 12 related deaths and 18,241 recoveries. This pushed the cumulative fatalities to 16,488 and recoveries to 9,66,985. 

The number of deceased has gone up marginally for last day's count when seven people had lost their battle to the virus.

According to the latest updated bulletin released by the health department of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, the country’s financial capital now has 5,058 patients in hospital of whom 538 were admitted during the day.

The current doubling rate of coronavirus cases in the city stood at 66 days. The state government has imposed a number of restrictions to contain the latest resurgence in cases.

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