Is Mumbai About to Face Third COVID-19 wave?
Maharashtra is the most COVID-19-affected state of India has reported 2172 new cases of coronavirus this Tuesday (December 28, 2021), increasing by 50 percent from 1,426 points recorded the day earlier.
In addition, the state recorded 22 deaths that bringing the death toll to 1,414,476.
Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count has reached 66,61,486, of which 11,492 are active cases.
Of the 2,172 new cases, Mumbai reported 1,377 infections, an increase of 70% from one day ago.
In addition, the financial capital of India is recording cases now more quickly than the initial and second waves of COVID-19.
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) December 28, 2021
According to official statistics, in the first wave, Mumbai witnessed 1,367 daily cases out of 706.
In contrast, the city witnessed an increase of 1,325 cases per day in the second wave, up from 683 cases in just 20 days.
But, in what is believed to be the third wave that could be a possible cause of COVID-19 triggered by the latest Omicron-based variant, Mumbai has reported 1,377 new infections, ranging from 683 to 1,377 within just four days.
The rate of increase in cases from December 21 to 27 was recorded as 0.07 percent in this city. However, the sudden increase has increased the number of coronavirus cases in the metropolis to 7,73,298, and the death toll has risen to 16,374.
The bright side is that Maharashtra did not report any new cases of the coronavirus variant discovered within the past 24 hours.
However, 91 patients who had been previously infected with the strain have been cured.
The state has recorded the cases as 167 of Omicron, and of these, Mumbai has reported the most cases at 84.
Pimpri closely follows this- Chinchwad (19), Pune rural (17), Pune and Thane municipal corporations (seven each).