According to the official data posted by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), a total of 10,680 fresh COVID-19 cases have been recorded in Mumbai over the past 24 hours. Two COVID-19 deaths have also been logged in the city.
A big jump in COVID-19 cases was recorded in Mumbai today, which has prompted the authorities to pull up their socks and impose stricter COVID-19 restrictions. The cases recorded in Mumbai today are 34 percent higher than yesterday’s caseload.
Today, Maharashtra reported as many as 18,466 new COVID-19 cases, and Mumbai accounted for more than half of them. The daily cases in Maharashtra have increased by 51 percent as compared to yesterday, according to media reports.
4th January, 6:00pm
Positive Pts. (24 hrs) – 10860
Discharged Pts. (24 hrs) – 654
Total Recovered Pts. – 7,52,012
Overall Recovery Rate – 92%
Total Active Pts. – 47476
Doubling Rate – 110 Days
Growth Rate (28 Dec – 3Jan)- 0.63%#NaToCorona
— माझी Mumbai, आपली BMC (@mybmc) January 4, 2022
The BMC reports state that 89 percent of all the COVID-19 cases in Mumbai are asymptomatic. This is the highest surge of daily COVID-19 cases witnessed in Mumbai since April 2021, when the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak.
In view of the rising COVID-19 cases in Mumbai, many people are anticipating a lockdown in the city. Addressing these concerns, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar had said that a lockdown in the city will only be imposed if the daily COVID-19 tally crosses 20,000 in Mumbai.
Experts believe that the fast-spreading Omicron variant of the virus is the reason behind this spike in COVID-19 cases being witnessed in Mumbai. Maharashtra has reported the highest number of daily COVID-19 cases in the entire country.
Amid the rise in COVID-19 cases in the city, the BMC has issued new guidelines regarding the sealing off of buildings with a high number of cases. The municipal body has also shut down the schools in the city for classes 1 to 9 due to the COVID-19 surge.