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Highest single-day spike since June 4 reported in Mumbai on Sunday with 922 new COVID cases

Pandemic alarms ring in Maharashtra as Omicron tally rises to 141 cases

A fresh load of 922 cases on Sunday raised COVID alarms in Mumbai, marking the highest single-day spike in over 200 days. Reportedly, the city last recorded a tally as high as this on June 4, 2021, during the second wave threat of the pandemic. While the case positivity ratio saw a 21% jump since Saturday (757 cases), the BMC has attributed the exponential rise to increased testing in view of the emergent Omicron strain.

27 new Omicron cases traced in Mumbai

The daily scaling COVID tallies in Mumbai in the last week has pushed Mumbai on the brink of a health emergency. According to a health bulletin, the city is accountable for 27 of the total 31 Omicron cases detected in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours.

Two of the other 4 cases have been traced in Thane, while one each has been logged in Pune and rural Akola. With this, the state's Omicron count has surged to a total of 141 cases, raising concerns across.

New COVID restrictions in Mumbai

The state has already issued precautionary measures with new curbs for the upcoming new year festivities and the BMC has banned all celebrations and gathering in Mumbai. All NYE programmes, parties, functions, activities happening in either open or closed places shall be prohibited with the municipal limits of Greater Mumbai, the order read. Public gatherings of five or more people will also be suspended between 9 PM and 6 AM.

No more than 100 people will be allowed inside closed venues like banquet halls, the BMC circular read. This limit is extended up to 250 people in open sky spaces during marriage events, social, political and religious events. Besides, attendance in sports events should be capped at 25% of the stadium/venue capacity. The order further elaborated that entry in restaurants, gymnasiums, spas and theatres will be allowed at only 50% capacity.

All measures and curbs have been imposed to break the chain of coronavirus spread and avert the chance of an upcoming COVID peak. The public is encouraged to abide by pandemic appropriate behaviour, wear a mask and maintain social distancing at all times in public spaces.

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