- Mumbai today reported 2,510 new Covid 19 cases.
- Today's case tally is 80% higher than yesterday's 1,377 cases.
- Earlier today, Aditya Thackeray had said that Mumbai will report more than 2000 per day cases.
Mumbai and Delhi today reported more than 80% hike each, in daily Covid cases. While Mumbai recorded 2,510 new Covid-19 cases, 82 per cent higher than yesterday's 1,377 cases, Delhi, on the other hand, recorded 923 new Covid-19 cases, 86 per cent higher than yesterday. Mumbai's tally gets reported soon after Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackeray earlier today predicted that Mumbai will gradually see more than 2000 cases per day.
Overall, Maharashtra has recorded 3,900 new Covid-19 cases, while 20 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the state today.
Apart from the daily cases, Mumbai reported one death and 251 recoveries today Delhi's active case tally has crossed the 2000 mark. The positivity rate in Delhi is at an all-time high of 1.26%.
Delhi's today's Covid cases are highest since May 30 and almost double the number of infections recorded the previous day, according to health department data. A total of 71,696 COVID-19 tests were conducted the previous day, the bulletin said. There are 2,191 active cases in the national capital. Of these, 1,068 patients are in home isolation, it said.
Omicron scare in Maharashtra
Today, 85 cases of Omicron variant infection have been reported in Maharashtra. 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".
On Tuesday, Mumbai recorded 1,377 new COVID-19 cases, a steep rise by 70 percent from a day ago. Covid cases are on the rise in the city, apart from other parts of Maharashtra. To curb the spread of Covid-19, the state government has issued several guidelines ahead of the upcoming new year celebrations.
In Maharashtra, People are required to adhere to Covid protocols and related information on December 31 and January 1.
'Yellow' alert in Delhi
Delhi government decided to continue with existing restrictions under the 'yellow alert' for a while before announcing more curbs. The DDMA had on Tuesday declared ‘yellow alert' under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) in the city amid a spike in coronavirus cases following the emergence of the virus's Omicron variant.
The 'yellow alert' entailed restrictions like night curfew, closure of schools and colleges, opening of shops selling non-essential items on an odd-even basis, halved seating capacity in Metro trains and buses, among other things.
The authorities are in favor of monitoring the situation for some more time and to avoid imposing further restrictions under 'amber alert', officials said on Wednesday.