2,479 New Covid Cases In Mumbai Today, 50% Higher Than Yesterday

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2,479 New Covid Cases In Mumbai Today, 50% Higher Than Yesterday

Mumbai:

Mumbai recorded 2,479 new COVID-19 cases - a 50 percent rise from 1,648 the previous day - and one death due to the infection in the last 24 hours. The city crossed the 2,000-mark after three days.

Mumbai has been reporting COVID-19 cases in four digits since June 7.

Maharashtra is among the states witnessing an upsurge in Covid cases after witnessing a lull for months. The state reported 5218 new cases today with its capital city accounting for nearly half of it.

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a high-level review meeting with a team of experts over increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country. He stressed on the need to focus on districts reporting high case positivity and undertake adequate testing and effective surveillance to assess and control the spread of infection in a timely manner.

Mr Mandaviya directed the officials to continue to focus on surveillance and on Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) to scan for any possible mutation. He also directed for monitoring hospitalizations due to the highly-contagious infection.

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