Zoom News : Jan 06, 2022, 11:00 AM
New Delhi: India continues to witness a massive surge in Covid cases as the country's daily spike in infections has reached around 1 lakh today. India recorded 90,928 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours which is a 56% rise than yesterday. India's Omicron tally also reached 2,630 in the last 24 hours.19,206 patients recovered from the virus while 325 people lost their lives due to the infection in the last 24 hours.Daily positivity rate: 6.43%Active cases: 2,85,401Total recoveries: 3,43,41,009Death toll: 4,82,876MaharashtraMaharashtra registered a huge spike in Covid cases as the state reported 26,538 fresh coronavirus positive cases on Wednesday, including 15,166 in Mumbai, the highest-ever daily count in the metropolis, and eight fatalities, according to a PTI report.Compared with Tuesday, the fresh cases in Maharashtra rose by 43.71 per cent or 8,072 in absolute numbers on Wednesday.With these additions, the state's COVID-19 tally rose to 67,57,032, while the death toll increased to 1,41,581, it said.Mumbai's overall coronavirus infection count jumped to 8,33,628, while the death toll increased to 16,384, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin.Total vaccination: 148.67 crore doses.Over 200 resident doctors tested positive in Mumbai so farWhile the financial capital has been witnessing a record daily surge in Covid cases, at least 220 resident doctors at government hospitals in Mumbai have tested positive for coronavirus in the last three days, a senior office-bearer of their association said on Wednesday.Ganesh Solunke, president of the J J Hospital chapter of the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD), said 73 resident doctors at this state-run hospital in central Mumbai have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 72 hours.Besides, 60 resident doctors at the King Edward Memorial (KEM) Hospital, 80 at the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal General Hospital and another seven at R N Cooper Hospital have also contracted the viral infection, he added.These three hospitals are run by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).Further, in the neighbouring Thane city, eight resident doctors at the civic-run Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Hospital have tested positive for the virus. Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 26,538 new coronavirus cases including 15,166 in Mumbai, the highest-ever daily count in the metropolis, and eight fatalities.