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Updated on: Monday, January 10, 2022, 11:29 PM IST

COVID-19: Mumbai registers sharp dip in cases with 13,648 fresh infections

27,214 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Monday
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After reporting over 40,000 and 20,000 Covid cases in a single day in both the city and the state, the daily caseload showed a 30 and 24.59 per cent drop respectively, on Monday. There were 13,648 new infections and five fatalities recorded in the city in the last 24 hours, increasing the total count to 9,28,220, with 16,411 deaths so far. In Maharashtra, 33,470 new cases and eight deaths were reported on Monday, pushing its tally to 69,53,514, with 1,41,647 fatalities so far. Officials have attributed this drop to the decrease in Covid testing.

Additional Municipal Commissioner Suresh Kakani said though the number of cases had reduced on Monday, the situation would have to be monitored for the next three to four days and only after this could it be said the graph had started to flatten. “It would be too early to say cases have started to decline, as it’s Monday and so testing has reduced, due to which cases have come down. But this weekend is very crucial and we hope cases will come down soon,” he said.

Meanwhile, 31 Omicron cases have been reported in the state. All patients have been reported by the National Chemical Laboratory, with 28 cases being from the Pune Municipal Corporation, two from Pune rural and one from Pimpri-Chinchwad. Till date, a total of 1,247 patients infected with Omicron have been reported in the state, of which 467 cases have been discharged, following negative RT-PCR tests.

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Published on: Monday, January 10, 2022, 11:29 PM IST
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