Mumbai records 10,860 new COVID-19 cases, 34.37% jump in daily spike in a day; two deaths

The financial capital has reported five-digit COVID-19 cases for the first time since 7 April, 2021, when it had reported 10,428 cases and 23 fatalities during the second wave of the pandemic

Press Trust of India January 04, 2022 21:04:17 IST
Mumbai records 10,860 new COVID-19 cases, 34.37% jump in daily spike in a day; two deaths

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Mumbai: Mumbai reported 10,860 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up 34.37 percent from a day ago and highest daily count since 7 April, 2021, while two more patients succumbed to the infection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

With these additions, Mumbai's tally of coronavirus cases jumped to 8,18,462, while the toll increased to 16,381, said the BMC in a bulletin.

On Monday, the city had recorded 8,082 COVID-19 cases and the latest daily tally showed an increase of 2,778, or 34.37 percent.

The financial capital has reported five-digit COVID-19 cases for the first time since 7 April, 2021, when it had reported 10,428 cases and 23 fatalities during the second wave of the pandemic.

So far, the city has clocked five-digit daily COVID-19 cases only three times since the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020.

Also, this (10,860) is the second highest COVID-19 cases reported in Mumbai since the outbreak of the pandemic. The metropolis had logged the highest-ever 11,163 COVID-19 cases on 4 April, 2021.

Out of the 10,860 new cases, 9,665 (89 percent) patients are asymptomatic and only 834 people have been admitted to hospitals, while just 52 are on oxygen support, according to the bulletin.

It said only 4,491 out of 30,565 hospital beds, or 14.7 percent of the total, are currently occupied by coronavirus patients in the city.

With a spurt in cases in the city, the infection growth rate increased to 0.63 percent between 28 December, 2021 and 3 January, 2022, while the case doubling rate slipped to 110 days, as per the bulletin.

The BMC said 49,661 COVID-19 tests were conducted in Mumbai in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative number to 1,38,64,594.

Also, 654 patients were discharged from hospitals, pushing the number of recovered cases to 7,52,012 in Mumbai, whose coronavirus recovery rate stood at 93 percent, the bulletin said.

The wide gap between new and recovered cases pushed Mumbai's tally of patients under treatment to 47,476 from 37,274 a day ago, it said.

As per the bulletin, the number of sealed buildings is also showing an exponential growth as their count has surged to 389. The number of containment zones in slums and 'chawls' (old row tenements) stood lower at 16.

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