Mumbai: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar said on Wednesday that the cases of ‘Omicron’, a rapidly spreading form of COVID-19 and Corona virus in the city. are decreasing now. He also appealed to the people to get vaccinated against the infection.
In a video released by the mayor’s office, Pednekar said that 94 per cent of the people who died of the infection since February 2021 had not been vaccinated. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 11,647 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the capital of Maharashtra on Tuesday, which was 2,001 less than the cases reported a day earlier. A total of 9,39,867 cases of infection have been reported in the city so far. Pednekar said that the cases of COVID-19 and ‘Omicron’ form are gradually decreasing now, but at this time it is also necessary that everyone get the anti-Covid-19 vaccine.
Pednekar said, “Everyone should get vaccinated. Please get vaccinated.” He said that people can still be infected after getting vaccinated, but they will have less symptoms. Mumbai had the highest number of 20,971 daily cases on January 7 this year and has seen a decline since then.
Last Saturday, 20,318 new cases were reported in Mumbai, 19,474 on Sunday and 13,648 on Monday. Earlier, during the second wave of corona virus, the maximum number of 11,163 cases were reported on April 4, 2021. BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said on Tuesday that there has been a decline in the daily cases and infection rate of COVID-19 in the last few days. He had appealed to the people not to panic, instead strictly follow the rules related to COVID-19 like wearing masks.