Mumbai Reports 1,062 New COVID-19 Cases, Fatality Toll Nears The 6,000 Mark

For the third consecutive day, Dharavi has recorded just a single-digit growth in COVID-19 cases.

Mumbai Reports 1,062 New COVID-19 Cases, Fatality Toll Nears The 6,000 Mark

Mumbai recorded 1,062 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday, taking the city's tally to 1,06,891. The city has witnessed 54 new deaths in a day, which took the casualty count to 5,981. According to the data provided by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the recoveries in the city have reached 78,260, including 1,158 discharges in the last 24 hours. The overall recovery rate in the city is at 73 per cent, the growth rate is at 1.09 per cent and the doubling rate period is 64 days. The data also suggests that there are 22,647 total active cases in the city.

The BMC has reported that Dharavi has registered just six new cases on Friday, taking the total coronavirus cases to 2,519 in the region. This is the third consecutive day that Dharavi has registered only single-digit growth. The civic body has said that Dharavi now has only 128 active COVID-19 cases and the number of recovered patients has gone up to 2,142. However, the civic body has stopped disclosing the casualty count in the area since last month.  

Recently, the areas of Dadar and Mahim witnessed a surge in positive cases. While Dadar has 1,548 cases in total, Mahim has recorded 1,561 cases. As per media reports, Dadar has 436 active cases and Mahim has 202 active cases. While 1,039 infected patients have recovered from the deadly virus in Dadar, the number of cured patients in Mahim has reached 1,289. 

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) which comprises Mumbai city and surrounding areas, has recorded 3,367 new cases and 130 deaths in the last 24 hours. The total tally has gone up to 2,17,317 and the death toll in the region has reached 8,779 so far.

Mumbai's neighbouring Thane district has recorded close to 74,000 cases of COVID-19 so far. On Friday, the authorities of the district observed that new cases have been found more in housing complexes than in slums areas like seen before. 

While India has crossed the 13 lakh-mark in COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra continues to remain the worst-hit state with 3,57,117 cases in total. With 278 new deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the state's fatality toll has gone up to 13,132.

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