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Updated on: Saturday, December 25, 2021, 11:03 PM IST

Sudden rise of new COVID-19 cases in Navi Mumbai

After one case of the Omicron variant of Covid was detected in Vashi, the civic body swung into action and conducted all 389 residents of the building. However, none of them was found positive of the virus.
Sudden rise of new COVID-19 cases in Navi Mumbai | PTI

Sudden rise of new COVID-19 cases in Navi Mumbai | PTI

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Navi Mumbai is again grappling with the rising incidence of Covid-19. It has witnessed a 31 per cent increase in active Covid-19 cases in the last fortnight. The number of new cases has risen from 20 to 60 per day.


As per the data shared by the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) health department, the number of active cases on December 10 was 319, which had touched 428 on December 24.


Recently, an Omicron variant case was also detected in Vashi where the NMMC tested all the 389 residents of the building and found them negative.


Last week, a total of 16 students were found positive in a Ghansoli school where the civic body tested 1,600 students and found five more positive cases.


“We have also increased the number of tests to 10,000 per day, amid concern for the Omicron variant,” said a senior official from the civic Health department.


In the last 10 days, there were 383 new Covid cases of which 151 were reported in the last three days alone.


Currently, 175 people are in home isolation, 60 patients are admitted at the CIDCO exhibition centre in Vashi and 23 in the Nerul Covid care centre, while others are being treated in private hospitals.


Even the Panvel Municipal Corporation (PMC) saw a surge in Covid cases in December. The civic body has reported around 10 new cases every day for the last month; it also witnessed 33 new cases on December 24.


The PMC chief held a meeting and directed officials to be extra vigilant during the New Year to prevent the spread of the virus. Over 85 per cent of the PMC citizens have been double vaccinated.

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Published on: Saturday, December 25, 2021, 11:03 PM IST
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