Updated on: Saturday, January 01, 2022, 11:36 PM IST

Mumbai sees new 6,347 COVID-19 cases, 12% rise from Friday

 (PTI Photo)

(PTI Photo)


The city reported 6,347 fresh Covid-19 cases with one death and 451 recoveries on Saturday, a jump of 12 per cent of 5,631 infections from Friday.

The city now has 22,334 active cases with the total count reaching 7,91,457 cases with 16,377 fatalities so far.

The state also registered 9,170 new cases and seven deaths on Saturday. The fatality rate has now increased to 2.11 per cent in the state. A total of 1,445 patients from the state were also discharged on Saturday.

Meanwhile, six new Omicron cases have been reported in the state including three from Pune rural, two from Pimpri-Chinchwad and one from Pune city, taking the total count for Maharashtra to 460 patients. Out of these, 180 were discharged after negative RT-PCR tests.

“The number of Covid patients are increasing in the state. If the number of patients increases at the same rate, we will have no choice but to declare a lockdown in the state. But at this stage, hospitalisation is less in the city,” said Aslam Shaikh, guardian minister.

The state health minister Rajesh Tope on Saturday also ruled out a lockdown at this stage. “At this stage, we are not thinking about the lockdown, but we will strictly implement the rules in the state. If the need for oxygen crosses 700 metric tonnes, then we could declare a lockdown,” Tope said.

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Published on: Saturday, January 01, 2022, 11:36 PM IST