Mumbai records 2,554 new COVID-19 cases and 62 fatalities
Mumbai, on Tuesday, reported 2,554 fresh coronavirus positive cases and 62 deaths, taking the count of infections to 6,61,420 and the toll to 13,470, an official from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. This is the second consecutive day that the country's financial capital has recorded less than 3,000 cases. Here are more details.
City witnessed 2,662 cases and 78 deaths on Monday
As compared to Monday, the number of coronavirus infections dipped by over 100 and the number of fatalities by 10. The day before, the city had witnessed 2,662 cases and 78 deaths. This is also the third consecutive day that the number of COVID-19 tests conducted in the city remained below the 30,000-mark.
The recovery rate in Mumbai has improved to 90 percent
According to the BMC, 29,076 COVID-19 swab samples were tested in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of tests administered so far to 55,42,859. The count of recoveries in the city rose to 5,94,859 after 5,240 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, the official said, adding that Mumbai's recovery rate has improved to 90 percent.
The city currently has 51,380 active COVID-19 cases
As per the civic body's update, the city currently has 51,380 active cases. According to the BMC, the city's average growth rate of COVID-19 cases went down to 0.58 percent between April 27 to May 3, while the doubling rate improved to 116 days. The city currently has 98 containment zones in slums and chawls while 753 buildings have been sealed, the BMC said.
Mumbai reported its highest single-day spike on April 4
Mumbai had reported the highest number of 11,163 COVID-19 cases in a day on April 4. Meanwhile, over 400 people were administered COVID-19 vaccine jabs at a drive-in inoculation center on Tuesday set up by the BMC. The facility has been set up for inoculating those above the age of 45 years, reported India Today.
The setup has been made for specially-abled people, senior citizens
The civic body on Tuesday launched the city's first drive-in vaccination center where specially-abled people and senior citizens can get vaccine doses while sitting in a vehicle, without standing in a queue.