New Delhi: With Mumbai registering more than 2000 new cases in the last 5 days, the COVID-19 infection is on the rise. Today the number of new cases rose to 2087 and one person lost his life. Clearly, Mumbai’s caseload is putting a high burden on India as a whole, as the total new cases reported from India stands at 12,781 and 18 deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases in the country stand at 76,700 with a daily positivity rate of 4.32 per cent.
The test positivity rate (TPR) in Mumbai jumped 13.88 per cent as the metropolis reported a fresh surge in cases after the third wave of the pandemic earlier this year. Of the new cases reported, 95 patients required hospitalization and 11 required oxygen support. At present there are 13,897 active patients in the city and 652 of them are undergoing treatment in hospitals.
According to a report in Mid-Day, Mumbai’s hospitalization figures have seen a huge jump in the last 11 days. Private hospitals saw an increase of 187 per cent in ICU admissions while public hospitals registered an increase of 117 per cent. Patients are mostly elderly.
Mumbai is contributing 50% of Maharashtra’s COVID burden. In the last 24 hours across Maharashtra, 4,004 more people tested positive for COVID-19. Now the total number of virus cases in the state is 79,35,749 and the total toll has gone up to 1,47,886. With 3,085 patients being discharged today, the number of active cases in the state has gone up to 23,746, taking the number of cured cases to 77,64,117.
The state health department said that the recovery rate of Covid-19 case in the state is now 97.84%, while the death rate is 1.86%. The only death in the state was reported from Mumbai, which reported 2,087 new cases in the last 24 hours, the health department data said.
Maharashtra Health Department data further stated that a total of 41,823 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking the number of samples tested in the state to 8,16 03,506.
first published:June 20, 2022, 1:45 p.m.