Maharashtra recorded 9,170 fresh coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, 13% higher than yesterday. There were also 7 Covid-related deaths in the state within the last 24 hours.
The total number of cases in the state has risen to 66.87.991. The death toll from the pandemic has risen to 1,41.533.
The state, which experienced a dramatic increase in coronavirus cases in the last 11 days of 2021, also registered six new Omicron variants, all from Pune.
Mumbai and Pune have seen the largest number of Covid infections, which eventually spread to other parts of the state, Deputy Prime Minister Ajit Pawar said today.
On Friday, Mumbai alone had reported 5,631 new COVID-19 cases, nearly 2,000 more than Thursday, bringing the case volume in the city on the last day of the year to 7,85,110.
Mumbai had reported 1,377 cases on Tuesday, 2,510 on Wednesday and 3,671 on Thursday, with Friday’s figures being the highest since the 5,888 cases seen on April 24 this year during the second wave.
The city added 22,229 cases in December, three times more than 6,971 detected in November.
Meanwhile, India reported 22,775 new COVID-19 cases and 406 deaths within the last 24 hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday.