Mumbai reports over 20 COVID-19 deaths for 3rd day in a row; 676 test positive, 546 recover

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Mumbai, Jul 2 (PTI) Mumbai on Friday reported 676 new coronavirus cases and 27 fresh fatalities, while 546 patients recovered from the infection, the city civic body said.

With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases jumped to 7,23,555, while the death toll increased to 15,499, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data.

Notably, the city has reported over 20 deaths for three days in a row now. On June 30 and July 1, the financial capital had registered 25 and 21 single-day fatalities, respectively.

The city has recorded a marginal rise in the new COVID-19 cases and fatalities as compared to Thursday, when it had logged 661 new cases and 21 deaths.

The BMC said with 546 patients getting discharged from hospitals during the day, the cumulative number of recovered people increased to 6,97,140.

Presently, Mumbai has 8,598 active COVID-19 cases.

According to the civic body, so far 72,19,827 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the city, including 38,652 in the last 24 hours.

Mumbai has a COVID-19 recovery rate of 96 per cent, while the average growth rate of cases between June 25 and July 1 was 0.9 per cent. The case doubling rate of cases is 744 days, as per the data.

Mumbai has 14 active containment zones in slums and chawls (old row tenements) besides 71 sealed buildings (where certain number of residents have tested coronavirus positive), the BMC said.

The financial capital of the county had reported the highest-ever 11,163 COVID-19 cases on April 4, while most deaths in a day during the second wave - at 90 - were recorded on May 1. PTI KK RSY RSY

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