Mumbai: Maharashtra COVID-19 task force member Dr Shashank Joshi said the Omicron wave in Mumbai is flattening for sure and the city is likely to record 11,000 to 12,000 new cases on Tuesday.
“Mumbai Omicron flattening for sure, Don’t panic. Take Precautions Today 11 to 12 K expected, test positivity down from 30 to 20 per cent expected. Mask and Ventilation is the key. Home Management and red flag to high and very high risk early. Every life matters. Be safe”, Joshi tweeted.
Mumbai Omicron flattening for sure ,Don't panic .Take Precautions Today 11 to 12 K expected,Test positivity down from 30 to 20 percent expected .Mask and Ventilation is the key. Home Management and red flag to high and very high risk early.Every life matters .Be safe 🙏
— Dr. Shashank Joshi (@AskDrShashank) January 11, 2022
With both the city and the state reporting over 40,000 and 20,000 Covid cases in a single day, the daily caseload saw a decline of 30 and 24.59 per cent respectively on Monday. The city recorded 13,648 new infections and five deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the total number to 9,28,220 with 16,411 deaths so far.
In Maharashtra, 33,470 new cases and eight deaths were reported on Monday, taking the death toll to 1,41,647, taking its tally to 69,53,514. Officials have attributed this decline to the lack of Covid testing.
Meanwhile, 31 omicron cases have been reported in the state. The National Chemical Laboratory has reported all patients with 28 from Pune Municipal Corporation, two from Pune Rural and one from Pimpri-Chinchwad.
A total of 1,247 patients have been reported to be infected with Omicron in the state so far, out of which 467 cases have been discharged after negative RT-PCR tests.
Yesterday, a total of 10,698 precautionary or booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Mumbai on the first day of the drive on Monday, the city’s civic body said.
The beneficiaries included health workers, frontline workers and the people of 60 years and above with comorbidities as per the directions of the Central and Maharashtra governments, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.