Maharashtra reported 44,388 new COVID-19 cases and 12 Covid-related deaths in the state today. The state tally of COVID-19 positive patients stands at 69,20,044.
There are 2,02,259 active cases in the state.
Some 207 patients in the state are infected with the Omicron variant. Of these, 155 have been reported by BJ medical College and 52 have been reported by National Institute of Virology.
Currently 10,76,996 people are in home quarantine and 2614 people are in institutional quarantine.
Field surveillance of all international passengers who have arrived in the state since November 1 is underway. Through airport and field surveillance, 3868 samples have been sent for genomic sequencing. Results of 97 are awaited so far.
Capital Mumbai on Sunday reported 19,474 cases in the last 24 hours, marginally lower than yesterday’s 20,318. The city reported 7 Covid deaths.
Of the total 19,474 cases, 82 per cent (15,969) are asymptomatic.
1,240 coronavirus patients have been hospitalised today and of them, 118 are on oxygen support.
The financial capital now has 111,437 active Covid cases. As many as 7,432 or 21.3 percent of 34,960 hospital beds in the city are now occupied.
About 8,063 people recovered and were discharged as of today’s report. The recovery rate currently stands at 85%, down from yesterday’s 86%.
Meanwhile today morning, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar visited Gateway of India and requested the visitors to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour, further asking them not to feel scared.
In a surprise visit to Gateway of India, Ms Pednekar met with the people and said action will be taken against those who will not follow the guidelines.
On Saturday, Mumbai reported 20,318 cases and 5 Covid-related deaths.