Mumbai coronavirus update: 208 cases of Covid-19, lowest after April 2020
The financial capital on Monday reported 208 positive cases for the coronavirus, the lowest addition in a day after April last year, and three deaths for the second time this month, an official with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said ( BMC).
A total of 372 patients were discharged from the hospital during the day, bringing the number of recoveries in Mumbai so far to 715,389, he said. Mumbai’s average recovery rate now stands at 97 percent.
With new additions, the tally of COVID-19 infections and deaths in Mumbai reached 7 37,724 and 15,954 respectively, he said.
Mumbai has reported fewer than 500 cases in the past 25 days.
Notably, Mumbai has already reported less than 300 cases in one day on three occasions, including Monday, since the start of this month.
On August 2 and 3, Mumbai recorded 259 and 288 cases, respectively.
After August 3, Mumbai reported three deaths from COVID-19 in one day for the second time this month on Monday.
Mumbai reported 323 new cases and nine deaths on Sunday.
With 26,445 new tests, the number of samples examined so far in Mumbai has reached 84 39,521, the official said.
The average doubling rate of cases in Mumbai improved further to reach 1,680 days. The average growth rate of COVID-19 cases for the period August 2-8 was 0.04%, the official said.
Notably, the number of containment zones in the slums and chawls has dropped to one and the number of sealed buildings is 45.
This year, Mumbai reported the highest number of 11,163 cases on April 4 and the lowest 328 on February 1, while the highest 90 deaths were on May 1.
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