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COVID: Mumbai daily count below 2,000 after 6 days; 49 die

Mumbai’s COVID-19 tally rose to 1,73,534 on Tuesday with the addition of 1,585 new cases – the lowest in a week – while the toll increased to 8,227 with 49 more patients succumbing to the infection, the city civic body said.

The daily count in the financial capital recorded a significant drop on Tuesday after registering over 2,000 cases for six consecutive days. However, the death toll rose sharply to 49 from 31 on Monday.

According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the number of recovered patients increased to 1,34,066 with 1,717 more patients discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours.

Mumbai has a recovery rate of 77%, it said.

The civic body informed that at present, the city has 30,879 active cases and it has conducted 9.36 lakh COVID-19 tests across Mumbai so far.

According to the civic body,the city’s average growth rate of COVID-19 cases is 1.24%, while the doubling rate is 54 days. — PTI

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