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16,420 New Covid Cases In Mumbai, 40% Rise In A Day; Positivity Rate 24%

People crowd at Poisar weekly bazaar, amid rise COVID-19 cases, in Mumbai

Mumbai reported 16,420 new Covid cases toay, 40% higher than Tuesday. The positivity rate went up to 24.38% from 18.75%.

The sharp rise came after four days of decline in daily cases. Tuesday was the fourth day in a row when Mumbai witnessed a dip in daily COVID-19 infections.

Of the 16,420 new cases, 83% patients are asymptomatic, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said in its daily release.

The coronavirus positivity rate in the financial capital jumped to 24.38% from 18.75% a day ago. The rate indicates the percentage of people who test positive for the virus of those overall who have been tested.

After the outbreak of the pandemic in March 2020, Mumbai reported its highest-ever 20,971 cases on January 7.

According to the BMC, 67,339 coronavirus tests were carried out in the city in the last 24 hours, up from 62,097 on Tuesday.

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