Mumbai records 1,803 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths; 111 hospitalised

Mumbai on Sunday reported 1,803 new COVID-19 cases, up from 1,745 on Saturday. The city has also seen two additional Covid-related deaths in the past 24 hours.

According to data from Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the city’s recovery rate is 97 per cent while the case doubling rate has been estimated at 513 days, indicating the sharp increase in daily cases over the past month. The overall growth rate between June 2 and 11 was 0.134 percent.

The data further showed that from mid-May through Sunday, Mumbai recorded a 950 per cent rise in daily cases. On Friday, Mumbai recorded nearly 2,000 new cases. The test positivity rate (TPR) – the number of positive cases out of the total tests performed – rose to 11.32 per cent.

Meanwhile, on Sunday BMC conducted 15,922 tests for the Covid virus. Of the total new patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus on Sunday, 111 were hospitalized. The number of active cases in Mumbai was 10,889.

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As of mid-April, the state capital had double-digit cases. However, even with the number of daily cases rising, BMC officials said there is nothing to worry about as the hospitalization rate remains low.

So far, 10.80 lakh people have been laid off after recovering in Mumbai. Of the total patients registered on Sunday, 94 percent are asymptomatic.

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