Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Wednesday said the number of COVID-19 cases was declining in the city and urged everyone to get vaccinated against the infection.
In a recorded video message released by the mayor’s office, Pednekar said that 94 per cent of those who died due to COVID-19 had not been vaccinated since February 2021.
According to Brihanmumbai, the Maharashtra capital recorded 11,647 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, a decline of 2,001 from the previous day and the fourth straight day of decline, while two more patients succumbed to the infection. Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Pednekar said on Wednesday that the number of Covid-19 and Omicron cases being reported daily is decreasing, but at the same time, it is also important that everyone should get vaccinated against the disease.
“Everyone should get vaccinated. Be vaccinated,” Pednekar appealed to people.
She also said that even if vaccinated people become infected, they still get mild syphilis.
After the pandemic broke out in March 2020, Mumbai recorded the highest ever number of 20,971 cases on 7 January this year and since then, the number of daily infections has been decreasing.
Last Saturday, 20,318 cases were reported in Mumbai, 19,474 on Sunday and 13,648 on Monday.
The highest number of daily cases during the second wave stood at 11,163, which was recorded on April 4, 2021.
BMC commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal on Tuesday said that the daily COVID-19 cases and positivity rate have come down significantly in the last few days.
He appealed to the citizens not to panic and instead strictly follow the rules related to COVID-19 like wearing face masks.