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Mumbai records 922 fresh Covid cases, highest since June 4

The daily case positivity rate has also gone up to 2.64 per cent with BMC conducting 34,819 tests across the city.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: December 27, 2021 11:43:17 am
Covid-19, Health insurance, life insurance, Economy news, India news, Indian express, Indian express news, current affairsMedics from NMMC Health Department take swab samples of students at Shetkari Shikshan Sanstha School in Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

Mumbai on Sunday recorded 922 fresh Covid-19 cases — highest in last seven months. The daily case positivity rate has also gone up to 2.64 per cent with BMC conducting 34,819 tests across the city. According to the daily Covid report, the city recorded two death while 326 patients recovered from the disease and were discharged from the hospital.

However, with consistent rise in daily cases from last one week, the active cases in Mumbai has gone up to 4,295 from 2,081 on December 19. This is sixth consecutive day that Mumbai’s daily cases recorded increase. On Saturday, Mumbai had 757 cases with zero deaths.

Officials from the BMC said the cases are rising as the number of tests has increased amid threat of new Covid-19 variant Omicron. “The case are rising because testing has increased. Also, we are testing international passengers along with their contacts. This has been reflecting in daily cases and showing rise. Along with daily rise in cases, positivity rate is also seeing increase. However, the mortality has gone down. We are expecting more rise in cases,” said a BMC officiaL.

According to the Covid dashboard data, Mumbai has registered 955 cases on June 4, and since then, it had seen gradual decrease.

As per the data, the positivity rate has been on the rise since December 15. Data shows that on December 19, the positivity rate was 0.8 per cent. The recovery rate is still high with 97%. According to the Covid data dashboard, only 8 per cent beds are occupied. There are 15,299 beds available for Covid treatment, out of which only 1,176 are occupied.

Earlier, with Omicron cases going up, the BMC decided to send positive samples of  international passengers for genome sequencing till December 31.

Following the rise in cases, the state government as a precautionary measure had already announced new curbs in the state. Going a step ahead, the BMC has banned all celebrations and gathering in the city.

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