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Drop in Mumbai’s daily Covid cases for fourth straight day – Times of India

MUMBAI: Maharashtra reported a dip in cases and deaths on Saturday. A total of 10,259 new cases and 250 fatalities were reported on Saturday, taking the total caseload to 15,86,321 and fatalities to 41,965. For the fourth consecutive day, the number of Covid-19 cases in Mumbai showed a dip with 1,791 fresh patients added to the tally. The city has so far registered 2.4 lakh cases and 9,739 deaths, including 47 added on Saturday.
On a brighter note, the number of recoveries in the state (14,328) and Mumbai (2,988) topped the number of new cases by 40%. The recovery rate improved to 86% in Mumbai and the state even as the number of active patients dropped to 1.8 lakh in the state and 18,717 in Mumbai.

According to the BMC daily update, the doubling rate registered an increase to 86 days. Of the 47 victims, 38 patients had co-morbidities and 38 deaths were of those above 60 years of age.
Most hospitals, both public and private, said the patient load has been dropping. BMC-run KEM Hospital dean Dr Hemant Deshmukh said the number of Covid-19 inpatients was 200 on an average until a week back. “Now, we would have around 150 patients and the criticality among patients is dropping. We have certain zero-death days as well,” said Dr Deshmukh.
Leader of opposition Devendra Fadnavis has written yet another letter to CM Uddhav Thackeray demanding testing in Mumbai and the state be increased. According to him, in the first 15 days of September, the state had conducted a total of 12.7 lakh tests, an average of 84,675 daily, but the number has dropped to 11.2 lakh tests in the first 15 days of October, an average of 75,296 tests daily.
He said the positivity rate in Mumbai is on the rise. A total of 1.8 lakh tests have been done in the city from October 1 to 15, and a total of 31,453 patients were detected, which takes the positivity rate to 17.3%, up from the 15.9% same time last month.
He said with positivity rate up, the government should focus on increasing testing. “Of the total Covid fatalities in the country, 44% are from Maharashtra and despite that, the government is not increasing the tests,” Fadnavis said.