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Mumbai’s daily Covid-19 cases tally crosses 200-mark after three months

Updated on: 20 May,2022 07:34 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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This calendar year’s highest daily count was reported on February 17 with 259 cases

Mumbai’s daily Covid-19 cases tally crosses 200-mark after three months

A man gets a dose of vaccine at BYL Nair Hospital on Thursday. Pic/Ashish Raje

The single-day tally of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai crossed the 200-mark on Thursday after a gap of three months with 223 new cases, the civic body said. On February 19 this year, the city had reported 201 cases, but the daily infection figure kept going down since then. However, over the past few days there has been a gradual rise in the number of infections. There were 194 cases on Wednesday.

This calendar year’s highest daily count was reported on February 17 with 259 cases. With 223 fresh cases, Mumbai’s caseload increased to 10,62,040, while the fatality figure remained unchanged at 19,566 as no patient succumbed to the infection in the past 24 hours, an official said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) also discharged 124 patients during the day, which increased the recovery count to 10,41,472. There are 1,002 active patients in the city now. The civic body carried out 8,736 tests in the past 24 hours, raising the overall test count to 1,70,33,677.

Mumbai’s recovery rate is 98 per cent, while the overall growth rate of Covid-19 cases in the metropolis between May 11 and 17 was 0.012 per cent. The state capital’s doubling rate now stands at 5,450 days. Meanwhile, Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 316 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest daily count since March 12, but no new fatality linked to the infection, while the active tally crossed the 1,700-mark, the health department said.

With this, the state’s Covid-19 tally rose to 78,81,858, while the death toll remained unchanged at 1,47,856, the department said in a bulletin. On Wednesday, the state had recorded 307 cases and one fatality due to the respiratory illness. The state had registered 324 cases on March 12. Satara, Sangli, Nandurbar, Dhule, Jalna, Latur, Hingoli, Osmanabad, Akola, Buldhana and Gondia districts have zero active cases.

The bulletin said 201 coronavirus patients recovered in the past 24 hours, taking their cumulative count to 77,32,282 and pushing up the tally of active cases to 1,720. The coronavirus recovery rate in the state stood at 98.10 per cent. The bulletin added 28,499 swab samples were examined in the last 24 hours, taking the number of coronavirus tests conducted so far in the state to 8,06,48,987.

Total no of cases in Maharashtra

Total no of cases reported in MMR in the last 24 hours

No of deaths in city on Thursday

Patients recovered and discharged in city on Thursday

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