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Why Mumbai’s Covid numbers have triggered alarm

(This story originally appeared in on Apr 04, 2021)

NEW DELHI: India’s financial capital Mumbai has emerged as one of the worst-affected Covid cities in the country after witnessing a worrying surge in infections over the last few days.

On Sunday, Mumbai reported over 11,000 new cases — its single highest rise since the pandemic hit India. The massive surge also fueled Maharashtra’s record tally of over 57,000 new infections today.

Here are five charts explaining Mumbai’s grim Covid situation …


Worse than worst-hit states


Not just Maharashtra, Mumbai alone has been reporting more Covid cases than all the other worst-hit states across the country.

Going by the latest figures, Mumbai’s 11,000+ cases are higher than Chhattisgarh (5,818) and Karnataka’s (4,373) Saturday figures put together.

No other state in India has reported over 10,000 cases in the second Covid wave, indicating that Mumbai alone is one of the major contributors to the ongoing

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