In Maharashtra, with 1,216 omicron cases, 44,388 new Covid cases and 12 deaths

Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 19,474 new Covid cases, a slight decrease from Saturday, and seven related deaths.

People gather at the Juhu beach in Mumbai on Sunday amid restrictions imposed due to an increase in Covid-19 cases.

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According to state health department figures released on Sunday evening, Maharashtra reported 44,388 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 12 related deaths in the last 24 hours. The new Covid cases brought the total number of cases in the state to 6,920,044 as the Omicron variant spread across the country.

On Sunday, Maharashtra recorded 207 new Omicron variant infections, including 40 in Mumbai, 57 in Sangli, 22 in Pune, 15 in Pimpri-Chinchwad, 21 in Nagpur, and 21 in Thane. With 1,216 cases, Maharashtra leads the Omicron tally, with 454 cases discharged.

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Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 19,474 new Covid cases, a slight decrease from Saturday, and seven related deaths.

The Maharashtra government has tightened restrictions in response to the increase in Covid-19 cases, including a limit of 50 people at weddings and other social, religious, cultural, or political gatherings. To control the virus’ spread, state health minister Rajesh Tope told reporters that the government will gradually impose restrictions at places of worship and other sites, including liquor vending machines.

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“Curbs will be imposed in crowded areas such as liquor stores and places of worship,” Tope said. Despite an increase in cases, he noted that hospital bed occupancy and oxygen demand remain low. “If they continue to rise, we will impose stricter restrictions,” he added.

The state government revised its earlier order regarding beauty salons and gyms on Sunday, allowing them to operate at 50% capacity starting at midnight on January 10th.

According to the revised order, beauty salons and gyms must employ fully vaccinated employees, and customers must have received both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. The government has only permitted those activities that do not necessitate the removal of the mask by anyone.

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