Mumbai reports 2,510 fresh Covid cases, 82% higher than yesterday
Mumbai, Dec 29: Mumbai recorded 2,510 Covid cases on Wednesday, a steep rise from 1,377 infections reported a day ago. The day's tally of 2,510 was a sharp rise from 1,377 cases (indicating an increase of 82 per cent) reported on Tuesday.
The spike in the country's financial capital has got pronounced since December 20, when just 283 cases were reported.
On May 8, Mumbai had seen 2,678 coronavirus cases when the second wave of the pandemic was at its peak.
So far, 7,48,788 people have been discharged post-recovery, including 251 during the day, leaving the city with an active tally of 8,060, he said.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation data showed the growth rate in cases was 0.10 per cent between December 22 and 28, the recovery rate was 97 per cent, while the time for the tally to double stood at 682 days.
Aaditya Thackeray had predicted that Covid-19 cases will cross the tally of 2,000 during the day given the number of fresh infections being recorded over the past week.
He urged people not to panic, but exercise extreme caution in the wake sharp rise in coronavirus cases in Mumbai and stressed on vaccination and widespread use of face masks.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope today expressed concern over the rise in the number of fresh as well as active COVID-19 cases in the state, and termed it as an "alarming situation".
He said in the last 8-10 days, the active cases in the state stood in the range of 5,000-6,000.
On Tuesday, the state had 11,492 active cases. On Wednesday, the number of active cases could rise over 20,000, he said.
"The rise in active cases in the state is alarming," the minister said.
He also expressed concern over the fast doubling rate of cases in the state, and the rising number of infections in Mumbai.