As the gripping pandemic forces Maharashtra to enforce tighter rules to curb the surge, Mumbai recorded 9,327 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, marginally up from yesterday’s 9,200.
The Greater Mumbai municipal corporation said today in an update that cases in the state capital have been doubling every 34 days. In the district, the doubling rate was 44 days just over a week ago.
A total of 50 people have died in the country’s financial capital, bringing the total number of people who have died in the region due to the deadly disease to 11,959. This is the city’s highest single death rate of the year.
The total number of cases in Mumbai has now reached 5,10,225, surpassing the five-lakh mark on Friday. In the densely populated area, there are over 91,000 active cases.
COVID Stats Of Mumbai:
Mumbai has a 79 percent recovery rate. On the last day, 48,749 tests were performed, bringing the total number of tests to over 45.5 lakh. In the last 24 hours, 8,474 patients in Mumbai have recovered and been discharged.
In the last 13 days, the city has added over one lakh new cases.
In the district, nearly 800 buildings have been sealed, and 79 slums and chawls have been designated as containment zones. According to the update, Mumbai has over 9,500 oxygen beds and over 1200 ventilator beds.
The worst-affected state in India is Maharashtra, which has recorded nearly half of all new infections in the country each day. On April 7, the state’s highest single-day spike of 59,907 cases was reported. Last Sunday, Mumbai saw the highest single-day jump, with 11,163 infections.
Following an all-party meeting today to address the crisis, Maharashtra imposed a night curfew and a weekend lockdown this week, but sources say Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is in favour of a full lockdown in the state to monitor the unprecedented surge.
Over the past few weeks, India has been dealing with a major outbreak of infections, with the country setting an unparalleled and tragic record of 1.45 lakh cases today.
Several states are still fighting to contain the second wave, which is thought to be more serious than the first, citing vaccine shortages and demanding that inoculations be extended to children.
Maharashtra has been at the forefront of the problem of vaccine shortages, with over two dozen centres closed in Mumbai and over 100 in Pune.
Vaccines, on the other hand, are not in short supply, according to the federal government.