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Maharashtra Sees Covid Spike With 43K New Cases; At 6,032, Mumbai Logs Dip

The state continued to witness a spike in COVID cases. On Tuesday, the state had reported 39,207 coronavirus cases and 53 fatalities.

A healthcare worker collects swab sample of passengers for Covid-19 test, at Bandra Terminus, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

Mumbai: Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 43,697 cases, 10 per cent more than the previous day, including 214 new Omicron infections, and also saw 49 fatalities linked to the infection, the health department said. A total of 46,591 patients were discharged in the last 24 hours, taking the state’s overall recovery count to 69,15,407.

The COVID-19 recovery rate of Maharashtra stands at 94.4 per cent, it said. Currently, there are 23,93,704 people in home quarantine and 3,200 people in institutional quarantine. On Tuesday, the state had reported 39,207 coronavirus cases and 53 fatalities. However, not a single case of the highly contagious Omicron variant was recorded that day.

Mumbai on Wednesday reported 6,032 new coronavirus positive cases, 117 less as compared to the previous day, and 12 fresh fatalities, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. With this, the city’s infection tally rose to 10,17,999 and death toll to 16,488, while the recovery count rose to 9,66,985, it said in a bulletin.

The city witnessed a dip in the number of cases, after reporting 6,149 cases on Tuesday. The daily fatality count, however, climbed to 12 after seven on Tuesday.

In the last 24 hours, 60,291 tests were conducted in the city as against the over 47,700 tests on Tuesday. The positivity rate dipped to 10 per cent from 21.89 per cent. The overall test count has reached 1,47,78,095, the BMC said.

Mumbai has 31,856 active COVID-19 cases, while the case doubling rate is 66 days.

A total of 18,241 patients recovered in the last 24-hours and Mumbai’s recovery rate stands at 95 per cent.

Out of the total number of new cases, nearly 84 per cent, means 5,067 cases, are asymptomatic. Only 538 new patients have been hospitalised, while just 103 are on oxygen support, the bulletin added.