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Covid-19: Mumbai reports 50 per cent drop in daily cases at 74

Updated on: 17 May,2022 07:36 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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With this, the city’s overall Covid-19 tally rose to 10,61,688 and the death toll remained unchanged at 19,566, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin

Covid-19: Mumbai reports 50 per cent drop in daily cases at 74

A woman gets jabbed at Nair hospital on Saturday. Pic/Ashish Raje


Mumbai reported 74 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, a drop of nearly 50 per cent from the previous day, while no fresh death linked to the infection was registered, the civic body said.

With this, the city’s overall COVID tally rose to 10,61,688 and the death toll remained unchanged at 19,566, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin.




The dip in cases is due to a big drop in the number of coronavirus tests, a trend seen over the weekends.


The metropolis logged two-digit cases after reporting infections in three digits since last Tuesday. On Sunday, the financial capital had recorded 151 infections. 

Significantly, in the first 16 days of May, Mumbai has surpassed the entire case tally of April at 1,822. So far in May, 1,865 cases have been registered. The city has reported three fatalities till May 16 as compared to just four fatalities in the entire April.

With 4,746 coronavirus tests conducted in the past 24 hours, their cumulative number rose to 1,70,16,218, the BMC bulletin said.

Of the 74 new patients, only two are symptomatic and they have been admitted to hospital for treatment, it said.

Notably, only 24 out of 24,944 hospital beds earmarked for coronavirus patients are currently occupied in the city, according to the bulletin.

The number of recoveries jumped to 10,41,226 with an addition of 63 such patients in the past 24 hours, leaving the metropolis with 896 active cases.

Mumbai’s recovery rate stood at 98 per cent, the bulletin said.

The growth rate of COVID-19 cases was 0.012 per cent in the week ending on May 15, while the case doubling rate was 5,509 days, it said.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Monday recorded 129 new cases, taking the overall tally to 78,80,969, while the toll remained unchanged at 1,47,855 as no fresh death was registered in the state, an official said.

The recovery count increased by 121 in the past 24 hours to touch 77,31,588, leaving the state with an active caseload of 1,526, he said.

State health department data showed that the coronavirus recovery rate was 98.10 per cent, while the case fatality rate stood at 1.87 per cent.

With 12,896 swab samples examined in the past 24 hours, the overall number of tests in the state went up to 8,05,72,867, the data showed.                                         
78,80,969 Total No. of cases in maharashtra
101 Total no. of cases reported in MMR in the last 24 hours
0 No. of deaths in city on monday
63 patients Recovered and discharged in city on monday

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