Mumbai records 10 new Covid-19 cases, active count at 44

Mumbai on Saturday recorded 10 new coronavirus cases bringing the infection count to 11,55,084, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The figure was unchanged at 19,746, while the recovery count reached 11,35,294 after three patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the city currently has 44 active cases, the BMC said.

This is the fifth time this month that the city has reported cases in double digits. It has reported seven new cases on Friday.

According to a bulletin issued by the civic body, the average rate of duplication of cases in the city was 1,47,519 days and the recovery rate was 98.3 percent.

Up to 2,582 swab samples were tested in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests carried out in the city to 1,86,17,487, it was claimed.

The city’s overall case growth rate between Dec. 17 and Dec. 23 was 0.0004 percent, according to the bulletin.

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Meanwhile, at least 38 new coronavirus cases were detected in Maharashtra on Saturday, bringing the infection count in the state to 81,36,479, the state health department said.

The figure was unchanged at 1,48,414, while the recovery count reached 79,87,928 after 35 patients recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours.

With 9,880 swab samples tested in the last 24 hours, the total number of tests conducted statewide so far has increased to 8,58,42,380.

According to the official report, the Mumbai circle recorded the 18 highest cases, followed by Pune with eight, Akola six, Nashik three, Nagpur two and one in Aurangabad circle.

Maharashtra now has 136 active cases of covid-19, of which Mumbai and Pune account for 44 cases each and Thane has eight cases, according to the report.

The recovery rate in the state is 98.17 percent, while the death rate is 1.82 percent, he said.

(With contributions from PTI)

Author: Sumit Patel

This is Sumit Patel years of experience in the field of journalism, Sumit Patel heads the editorial operations of the Elite News as the Executive Reporter.

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