Massive dip in positive cases in Mumbai; 3,876 cases reported in 24 hours

Mumbai has recorded a sharp dip in COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours with the city reporting just 3,876 cases. This is the third day in a row that the city has registered a decline in COVID-19 cases. The number of deaths registered in the last 24 hours stood at 70.

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The Mumbai civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Mumbai, also known as the BMC, tweeted from its official Twitter handle, “26-Apr; 6:00pm Positive Pts. (24 hrs) – 3,876 Discharged Pts. (24 hrs) – 9,150 Total Recovered Pts. – 5,46,861 Overall Recovery Rate – 87% Total Active Pts. – 70,373 Doubling Rate – 62 Days Growth Rate (19 Apr-25 Apr) – 1.09%.”

Maharashtra has been one of the worst affected states by the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic. However, the decline in positive cases in the last three days has come as a great relief to people around the country.

The city reported 5,888 cases on Saturday followed by 5,542 on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday said that the state had ‘achieved a milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination drive.’ A tweet from his office read, “Maharashtra has achieved a milestone in its COVID vaccination drive today. Over 5 lakh citizens vaccinated in a day! Soon, the mark of 1.5 crore citizens vaccinated will be achieved.”

Elsewhere, Maharashtra’s Pune district reported 6,046 fresh COVID19 cases, 151 fatalities and 8,823 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

The Maharashtra government had announced new restrictions akin to last year’s lockdown earlier this month. Although Thackeray had not called the new restrictions a ‘lockdown,’ under the new guidelines, all establishments, public places, activities would remain closed. Essential services have been exempted from the new restrictions. New restrictions would come into effect from 8 PM on 14 April and remain in force till 7 AM on 1 May.

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