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12.74% Positivity Rate In Mumbai, 1,956 New Covid Cases In 24 Hours

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Published on June 10, 2022 with No Comments

In the first ten days of June, the city reported almost double the number of cases it had reported in entire May. The city also reported four deaths in the first 10 days of June against three deaths in entire May.

Mumbai on Friday reported 1,956 new Covid cases, 15 per cent higher than yesterday (1,702), the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

The positivity rate, or cases detected per 100 tests, also went above the 10 per cent mark after a long time, and stood at 12.74 per cent. It was 9.64 per cent on Thursday.

Last week, municipal commissioner Iqbal Chahal had directed officials to increase testing.

The daily COVID-19 cases in the city have been steadily rising since the last one month and the single-day case count has registered over three fold rise since May-end.

The number of active cases rose from 7,898 a day earlier to 9,191 on Friday.

In the first ten days of June, the city reported almost double the number of cases it had reported in entire May.

Between June 1 to 10, the metropolis reported 11,397 COVID-19 cases, while in May it had added only 5,979 cases.

The city also reported four deaths in the first 10 days of June against three deaths in entire May.

Out of 1,956 new patients, 1,873 were asymptomatic and 83 symptomatic patients have been admitted in hospitals. Of these only three patients are on oxygen support, the civic body said.

Of the 24,943 hospital beds for COVID-19 patients in the city, only 369 beds are occupied.

 

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