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As city adds 675 cases, it crosses 3 lakh mark

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The Times Of India
14th January, 2021 04:44 IST

Mumbai: With an addition of 675 Covid-19 cases on Wednesday, Mumbai crossed the 3 lakh mark for number of people infected since the outbreak in March, taking the case tally to 3,00,474.

It took the city 108 days to add the last one lakh Covid-19 cases to its tally.

The city had taken 130 days to reach the first one lakh cases on July 18 last year from the time the first case was reported on March 11.

The second one lakh cases had cpme in a mere 73 days over the months of July, August and September, a period when the city was reporting up to 1,200-2,000 cases in a single day.

The daily detections began to see a dip in October. In fact, daily new cases have remained under 1,000 since November 29.

Both the state and the city saw an increase in daily count on Wednesday.

The state registered 3,556 new cases and 70 deaths, taking the total caseload to 19,78,044 and toll to 50,221. With the steady daily additions, the state is heading close to the 20 lakh mark.

Active cases rose in 24 hours to 52,365 in the state despite over 3,000 discharges. Actove cases numbered 7,527 in Mumbai.

Mumbai recorded deaths in double digits after five days. A dozen deaths took the city’s death toll to 11,212.

State officials said that of the total 70 deaths reported, 48 had occurred in 48 hours while 10 were from the previous week. They said that the remaining 12 deaths were older than a week.

On Wednesday, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray and the cabinet took a review of Covid-19 situation and the preparation of the vaccination programme scheduled to take off from Saturday, January 16, at the national level.

Thane city saw as many as 121 new positive cases reported on Wednesday, taking the tally of infected people in the city to 56,991. Two Covid-19 deaths took the virus toll to 1,280. The recovery rate in Thane was 96%.

There were 80 positive cases from within Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation areas on Wednesday, taking the total Covid-19 count to 51,921. Of these, 96% of the patients have recovered from the coronavirus infection.

One death was also reported, taking the toll to 1,071.

Panvel reported 33 new cases on Wednesday, taking the total case tally to 28,101.

With one death reported on Wednesday, the death toll reached 618.

(Inputs by Manoj Badgeri, BB Nayak)

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