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Schools in Mumbai to resume offline classes from January 24

Despite the rising COVID cases in Maharashtra, all schools in Mumbai and other districts of the state are set to resume physical classes from January 24. Apart from classes 1 to 12, the pre-primary schools will also be conducting offline classes from the next week in Maharashtra. As per the order released by the Maharashtra School Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad, the reopening of schools will be carried out in line with the existing COVID protocols in the state.

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With 31,111 fresh cases reported on Monday, Maharashtra's COVID graph marks a decline

After registering 46,723 new cases on January 12, the graph of daily COVID infection tally has been depicting a slight slump in Maharashtra. Registering a fall of around 10,000 cases from Sunday, 31,111 fresh COVID cases were detected across Maharashtra, on Monday. While this news brings a sense of relief for all, the rise in Omicron infection in the state has become a cause of concern in the state, claims health officials.

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Mumbai COVID-19 cases dip for the 4th consecutive day, 11,647 infections reported on Tuesday

Though the pandemic scare continues to wreck the health situation, a decline in the number of new cases in Mumbai has brought some respite. As per reports, around 11,647 fresh infections were reported here on Tuesday, down from 2,001 from the previous day. This is notably the fourth day in succession when cases in Mumbai are dipping. The cumulative city tally now stands at 9,39,867 cases.

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COVID in Mumbai faces 'Sunday effect' as fresh case count dips amid low testing

Amid the rising threat of COVID spread in Mumbai, fresh tallies on January 10 were subjected to the 'Sunday effect', with cases lowering in wake of fewer testing during the weekend. As per reports, new infections in the city continued to dip for the third consecutive day on Monday to 13,648 cases. This figure is about 30% less than 19,474 cases reported on Saturday and even lower than 20,318, on the day before that.

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COVID occupancy in BMC hospitals low in Mumbai; 96% of admissions are unvaccinated

The rate of hospitalisation in Mumbai looms at a controlled pace even in the backdrop of the rapidly rising fresh caseload every day. As per reports, private hospitals in the city are witnessing more admissions, with 60% beds occupied, than BMC-run centres. Here too, a significant share of beds are occupied by either unvaccinated patients or those nursing comorbidities. Doctors have further pointed out that most patients on additional life support were unvaccinated people, aged over 50 years of age.

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