File photo of Covid test in Mumbai
MUMBAI: After a day of record lows, the state’s tally of Covid cases and deaths jumped on Tuesday.
In Mumbai, cases and deaths stayed low, but the city again got the dubious rank of having the highest active cases in the state after Pune and Thane held that slot for months.
On Tuesday, Mumbai added 225 cases, the lowest in 70 days. Deaths continued to be under five (3) for the fourth day in a row. Active cases for the state as well as the city slid to 15,485 and 4,250, respectively, which is likely to be the lowest in nearly one-and-half years. A state report said Mumbai accounted for nearly 29% of them, followed by Pune (20.6%) and Ahmednagar (12%).
The state registered 1,078 new cases after the numbers fell to 809 the previous day. The count of fatalities jumped to 48 on Tuesday from 10 on Monday, which state officials attributed to a lag in reporting. Of the 48 deaths, 17 were from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and 16 from Pune division. Positive cases have mainly come from MMR (434), Pune circle (336) and Nashik (196).
Mumbai saw one of its lowest vaccination turnouts on Tuesday as merely 32,739 people came out to take the jab.