Mumbai Crosses 20,000 Daily Covid Cases For First Time, 85% Asymptomatic

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Mumbai had reported 15,166 circumstances yesterday (File)

New Delhi:

Mumbai right this moment posted a 33 per cent hike in each day circumstances over yesterday because it detected over 20,000 Covid infections in 24 hours for the primary time for the reason that outbreak of the pandemic. 4 associated deaths have been additionally recorded in the identical interval.

Of the recent circumstances, 85 per cent present no signs. 1,170 sufferers have been hospitalised within the metropolis right this moment with Covid and 106 are on oxygen help. The monetary capital had reported 15,166 circumstances yesterday.

India’s monetary capital has been witnessing a sudden and large surge in Covid circumstances believed to be pushed by the Omicron variant. The extremely transmissible variant has fuelled a world spurt in circumstances, triggering a worldwide alarm.

There’s a rising concern over the swiftly approaching third wave of infections within the metropolis with increasingly more medical doctors and well being employees testing constructive within the metropolis. Over 150 medical doctors within the metropolis’s King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital have contracted the virus, as have one other 80 on the Sion Hospital and practically as many at others. Throughout Maharashtra over 260 have examined constructive up to now, the Affiliation of Resident Medical doctors has stated. 60 staff of town’s public transportation service additionally examined constructive, ANI reported.

The state well being division has introduced right this moment that no lockdown will likely be imposed, in line with a report by information company ANI.

Sufferers getting contaminated on this wave of the pandemic are reporting much less extreme signs, medical doctors have informed NDTV whereas warning that the sheer variety of individuals testing constructive and requiring hospitalisation if contaminated with Omicron is sufficient to overwhelm well being infrastructure.

Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar informed NDTV this week town is prepared for a “tsunami” of circumstances.

Contemporary tips issued Tuesday evening mandate all worldwide passengers arriving in Mumbai to take an RT-PCR check. These testing adverse should then quarantine at residence for per week. These testing constructive will likely be shifted to institutional quarantine (a hospital) or a ‘personal facility’ (a lodge).

A lockdown, or a lockdown-like set of restrictions, will likely be solely be thought of after the demand for medical oxygen crosses 800 metric tonnes per day, or greater than 40 per cent of hospital beds for Covid sufferers are occupied, the division stated.

The Well being Division anticipated the present surge in Covid circumstances to peak by mid-February and subside by mid-March, with Further Chief Secretary Well being Dr Pradeep Vyas predicting an energetic caseload of round two lakhs by the third week of this month.

Nevertheless, the state has already introduced new restrictions, together with capping of attendance at gatherings at 50, though 200 extra are allowed for weddings.

All colleges and faculties within the state have been shut until February 15 and exams will likely be held on-line.

Maharashtra right this moment reported a deeply worrying 36,265 new COVID-19 circumstances in 24 hours – a 36.65 per cent improve over the yesterday.

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