Mumbai: Maharashtra’s capital city Mumbai witnessed a dip in coronavirus cases this week as it recorded 788 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the caseload to 7,13,790, according to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday. It was the tenth day in a row that Mumbai’s daily coronavirus cases have remained below the 1,000-mark. But, the number of deaths rose to 27 on Wednesday, from just seven deaths a day ago, taking the total death count to 15,100.
The day saw 511 patients getting discharged from the hospital. The active number of cases stands at 15,947 in the metropolis and the recovery count is now 6,80,520. The city’s recovery rate has stood at 95 per cent. According to the BMC data, the growth rate of COVID-19 infections for the period June 2 and June 8 was 0.12 per cent, while the case doubling rate was 553 days.
The city witnessed a marginal increase in the new cases, while the daily fatalities rose sharply as compared to Tuesday when the financial capital had witnessed 673 infections and seven deaths. While, according to the BMC, Mumbai’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 95 per cent.
As many as 29,082 coronavirus tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, pushing the total number of tests to 65,09,573, the civic body stated.
The city has 28 active containment zones in slums and chawls (old row tenements) and 62 sealed buildings, where a certain number of residents have tested positive for coronavirus. On April 4, the financial capital had recorded the highest COVID-19 cases April 4, while the most deaths in a day during the second wave had taken place on May 1.
According to official data, 63,523 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours. As many as 31,47,136 have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and 8,05,022 have received the second jab.
(With inputs from PTI)