Mumbai: The country’s financial capital on Friday reported 1,150 fresh cases of coronavirus taking the total number of victims in the city to 45,854.
Also, 53 people succumbed to the virus in a single day and with that, the death toll in the Maximum City surged to 1,518.
Out of the 53 deaths, 47 patients had co-morbidities. Also, 28 patients were males and 25 were females. Two deceased were below 40 years of age, while 32 deaths were above 60 years of age, and 19 were between 40 to 60 years.
So far, 18,797 people have been cured and discharged in the city. According to the latest data by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the recovery rate of the patients in Mumbai has gone up to 41 per cent, while the death rate has dipped to 3.3 per cent.
Also, the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai has improved to 20 days recently which was 12 days as on May 15, 2020.
The civic body also issued an advisory for the citizens wherein they asked people to get tested for the virus in case they show the symptoms and not avoid it. “All corona positive patients who do not have symptoms/mild symptoms need not rush to the big hospitals for admission when the test result is positive. The health department will guide you for the same to nearby corona care centres. Please follow precautions,” the advisory further stated.
It added, “Asymptomatic/mild COVID-19 positive non-co-morbid patients can remain home isolated if facilities are available at home.” Home isolation will be allowed only if feasibility and assessment for the same is ensured by the health department and patients give an undertaking and abide by the instructions given by the health department.