Mumbai and Delhi are both grappling yet again with an invisible stalker. The financial capital on Tuesday recorded 1,377 fresh Covid cases and one death, registering a spooky 70 per cent spike in a 24-hour period. The national capital was a close second, recording a 50 per cent jump with 496 cases.
Mumbai, invariably one up on Delhi, also registered a positivity rate of 4.25 per cent. This has taken the total number of active cases in the city to 5803.
The city had clocked 809 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with three deaths. On Sunday, the city recorded 922 cases. The surge comes amid increasing cases of Omicron – the highly infectious variant whose numbers are steadily going up in the country.
Thankfully, no new Omicron case was detected in the state on Tuesday. A total of 167 cases the superspreader variant have been found in Maharashtra to date.