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Mumbai reports 21 cases of Covid-19, one death

Updated on: 17 January,2024 09:08 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Mumbai on Wednesday reported 26 new cases of Covid-19 and one death due to the infection, the BMC said in a health bulletin

Mumbai reports 21 cases of Covid-19, one death

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Key Highlights

  1. Mumbai reported 26 new cases of Covid-19
  2. One death was reported on January 17
  3. The city now has an active caseload of 145 patients

Mumbai on Wednesday reported 21 new cases of Covid-19 and one death due to the infection. The addition of the fresh cases took the total tally of infections in the city to 586 so far since December 1, 2023, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a health bulletin.

One death was reported on January 17, this was the first death due to Covid-19, the health bulletin said.

The bulletin said that 50 per cent are Asymptomatic cases, Symptomatic cases have mild symptoms and recover within a few days.

The bulletin said that the recovery count increased by 21 patients to touch the total number of recoveries to 440 since December 1, 2023.

The city now has an active caseload of 145 patients, it further said.

According to the bulletin, the testing in the city was being done as per ICMR guidelines.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Wednesday registered as many as 81 fresh Covid-19 cases, the state health department said, reported the PTI.

The tally of patients infected with the JN.1 sub-variant has risen to 451 so far, the department said, according to the PTI.

The Covid-19 fatality rate in Maharashtra currently stands at 1.81 per cent, it said.

At 189, Pune leads the tally of patients found to be infected by the JN.1 sub-variant of Omicron in the state.

Pune is followed by Thane (89 cases of JN.1 sub-variant), Mumbai (37), Chhatrapati Sambhaji Nagar (31), Nagpur (30), Raigad (13), Solapur and Amravati (9), Sangli and Kolhapur (7), Ratnagiri (5), Jalgaon and Hingoli (4), Ahmadnagar and Beed (3), Nanded, Nashik and Dharashiv (2), and one each in Akola, Satara, Sindhudurg Yavatmal and Nandurbar, as per the health department.

A total of 97 people were discharged in Maharashtra on Wednesday at a recovery rate of 98.18 per cent.

A total of 12,269 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours of which 1,783 were RT-PCR and 10,486 were Rapid Antigen Tests. The current positivity rate stands at 0.66 per cent, the department said, as per the PTI.

India on Wednesday  saw a single-day rise of 269 new cases of Covid-19, while the number of active cases of the infection has declined to 2,556, the health ministry said.

(with PTI inputs)

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