First time since May, active Covid cases drop in both Mumbai and Maharashtra

Times of India | 4 days ago | 23-06-2022 | 08:37 am

First time since May, active Covid cases drop in both Mumbai and Maharashtra

MUMBAI: Active Covid-19 cases in the city and state dropped for the first time on Wednesday after rising steadily since mid-May. While active cases in Maharashtra dropped to 24,639 on Wednesday from 24,915 on Tuesday, in Mumbai, it dropped from 14,146 to 13,501. Also, there was a change in the pattern of registering the week’s highest caseload on Wednesdays. While the state had 3,260 cases on Wednesday, lower than 3,356 on Tuesday, Mumbai had 1,648 detections as against 1,723 on the previous day. Cases in Mumbai have been falling slowly since June 16, but the dropping graph was noticeable in the state only in the last two days. “By July 15, we should have fewer cases,” said Dr Rahul Pandit, a member of the state’s task force on Covid-19. “If the declining trend continues till this weekend, we can say the short sharp wave came and went away in a four-week period like the Omicron wave in January,” he added. Meanwhile, three deaths were added to the state’s pandemic toll (1,47,892) on Wednesday: of these, two deaths occurred in Mumbai and one in Raigad. An update from the cabinet meeting held on Wednesday showed that the test positivity rate in four districts is higher than the state average of 10.64%. These are Mumbai (16%), Palghar (15%), Thane (13%) and Pune (13%).

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