3,671 New Covid Cases In Mumbai Today, 46% Higher Than Yesterday

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Mumbai is one of the big cities witnessing a big spike in Covid cases. (File)


Mumbai saw a massive surge in fresh coronavirus cases yet again today with 3,671 infections – 46% higher compared to yesterday – amid concerns over a third wave and Omicron, the new variant which has been labeled as “highly infectious” by experts.

India’s financial capital has seen a five-fold increase over the last week in Covid cases – the city logged 683 infections last Friday. 

Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray met the state’s Covid task force this afternoon. One of the key discussions at the high-level meeting 
was on the new variant that is believed to be driving up the infections in the state, which has the highest overall cases in the country (66,65,386). 

In Mumbai, health workers are working round-the-clock in three shifts across 24 wards to “test, trace and treat” patients, officials have said. 

While cases have been rising in the city, the civic body has said,  more than 90 per cent of the cases are asymptomatic. 

The city is witnessing huge crowds and rush in the streets despite a ban on large gatherings ahead of the New Year’s celebrations. 

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