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Covid-19: Active cases in Mumbai below 10,000, first time since May – Times of India

MUMBAI: Active cases in the city dropped below 10,000 for the first time since May. On Sunday, Mumbai had 9,956 active cases, a 52% decline from 20,922 cases seen on October 15. The city now accounts for merely 12% of the state’s active cases (84,918). Civic officials said it was an indicator of reduced transmission but cautioned that a surge could be seen in the days to come due to Diwali festivities. BMC’s count of active cases, however, differed from the state numbers which stated Mumbai had 13,532 active cases. The civic report said that due to data reconciliation, 3,171 duplicate cases were removed from the active cases tally.
Maharashtra also saw one of its lowest daily additions in cases in the past 159 days. On Sunday, the state recorded 2,544 positive cases, taking the overall tally to 17,47,242. The last time the state had fewer than 2,544 cases was on June 9 when 2,259 cases were recorded. State officials said that the dip could be partly attributed to reduced testing on the weekend. The state had recorded an average of 4,000 cases daily last week.

The count of positive cases in Mumbai remained under 1,000 for the fourth day in a row. On Sunday, the city added 577 fresh cases, taking the overall tally to 2,69,710. KEM dean Dr Hemant Deshmukh said they had only 50 hospitalised patients, which was 10% of the patients admitted in July. Deaths too were the lowest in the last 12 days. There were 15 casualties reported on Sunday, which took the city’s Covid toll to 10,573. A civic official said that of the 15 deaths, 11 patients had comorbidities. As many as 13 were above the age of 60 years, the agebracket that has seen the highest number of Covid deaths. The state also saw less than 100 deaths (60), taking the overall mortality count to 45,974. Maharashtra has been adding an average of 110 deaths in November and at least on four occasions there have been less than 100 deaths in a day. State officials said that out of the 60 deaths, 35 occurred within 48 hours while three took place in the last week. The remaining 22 were from the period before last week.
In MMR the count of new cases in Thane city dropped to double digits for the first time in months. The positivity rate has shrunk to 1.2%. The recovery rate is stable at 94.9%, with only 1,359 active cases left. Kalyan-Dombivli on Sunday reported 82 new cases and one death, taking the tally to 51,780 and the toll to 1,028. The state’s discharge rate has touched 92% with 3,065 patients getting discharged on Sunday. The overall number of recovered patients has touched 16,15,379.
(Inputs by Pradeep Gupta)