COVID-19 cases significantly reduce in Mumbai

Data released by the BMC shows that city had COVID-19 doubling rate of 116 days. A total of 54,143 cases were active in Mumbai, out of which 37,437 were asymptomatic cases.

COVID-19 cases significantly reduce in Mumbai

Coronavirus spread in the city of Mumbai has reduced drastically and this comes as a piece of good news for Mumbaikars. Recently released data by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) reveals that the number of cases has declined in Mumbai. On the other hand, the patient recovery rate has seen improvement. 

Officials have stated that the lockdown-like restrictions implemented in Mumbai have helped in breaking the chain. Meanwhile, swift action taken by the BMC officials has also contributed to this change. Keeping this in mind, experts have stated that if Mumbaikars take care in a similar manner, COVID-19 cases will definitely be under control and we shall win the fight against the virus.

As of May 4, 2021, Mumbai had a total of 6,58,866 cases out of which 13,408 died to the COVID-19. At present, more than 54,000 patients are receiving the treatment. Out of the 54,143 active cases, more than 37,000 are asymptomatic, more than 15,000 are symptomatic and the remaining 1483 are critical.

Furthermore, a total of 36,530 tests were conducted during the day, taking the tally to over 55-lakh tests so far. Out of these tests, more than 26,000 were found to be high-risk contacts and 10,466 were low-risk contacts.

The current recovery rate in Mumbai stands at 89 per cent and the doubling period has reached 116 days. Data from April 27 to May 3 shows that the overall COVID-19 growth rate in Mumbai was 0.58 per cent. 

Meanwhile, BMC has sealed 98 areas in Mumbai as active containment zones in the slums, and this includes a total of 753 active sealed buildings.

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