- Maharashtra recorded the highest 1-day spike in 48 days with 1,201 cases
- 8 new Covid deaths were reported in the state
- The city had reported 204 Covid cases on Monday and 327 on Tuesday
Mumbai on Wednesday reported 490 new Covid cases on a day when Maharashtra recorded the highest single-day spike in 48 days with 1,201 fresh Covid cases. The capital city saw a jump of more than 160 from the previous day but did not record any fatality caused due to the infection. However, eight new Covid deaths were reported in the state.
The city had reported 204 Covid cases on Monday and 327 on Tuesday.
No new cases of the Omicron variant were reported from the state today. A total of 65 cases of the fast-spreading strain have been detected in the state so far. Out of these, 35 have been discharged following a negative RT PCR test result.
With the addition of cases, the overall infection count in Mumbai climbed to 7,68,148, while the total number of deaths stands at 16,366, the official said.
A total of 45,014 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative number in the city to 1,32,91,717.
Mumbai now has 2,419 active Covid cases after 229 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day following recovery.
So far, 7,46,784 patients have recovered in Mumbai, and the recovery rate is 97 per cent.
The overall growth rate of the infection stood at 0.03 per cent between December 15 and December 21, while the case doubling rate was 1,962 days.
Mumbai has 14 sealed buildings (where more than five residents have tested Covid positive in each of them), but no containment zone in slums and 'chawls' (old row tenements) since the past few months.
This year, Mumbai reported the highest cases at 11,163 on April 4 and most deaths at 90 on May 1 during the second wave of the pandemic.