Maharashtra logs sharp spike in Covid-19 cases at 18,466, Mumbai at 10,860

In Pune, the rise in cases prompted the administration to shut schools for Classes 1 to 8 in the district till January 30

Maharashtra on Tuesday recorded another sharp rise in coronavirus cases at 18,466 of which Mumbai alone reported 10,860, the highest daily count since April 7, 2021 in the state capital, with the city mayor warning of a lockdown if cases top 20,000 and Pune shutting down schools.

The state reported 75 new cases of Omicron, taking the tally of those infected with the new variant to 653, the health department said. Twenty fatalities linked to coronavirus were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the overall toll to 1,41,573, the department said.

With addition of 18,466 cases, Maharashtra’s overall COVID-19 tally rose to 67,30,494, it said. As the cases spiralled across the state over the las…READ MORE



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