Mumbai records significant dip in COVID-19 cases, 5,888 cases reported lowest in three weeks


Mumbai on Saturday recorded 5,888 positive cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours. The number reported by the authorities was a three-week low. This was also significantly lower than the numbers recorded in the last few days. The financial capital of India had recorded 7,221 on Friday followed by 7,410 a day earlier and 7,684 on Wednesday.

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The Mumbai civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation Mumbai, known as the BMC, tweeted from its official Twitter handle, “24-Apr; 6:00pm

Positive Pts. (24 hrs) – 5,888

Discharged Pts. (24 hrs) – 8,549
Total Recovered Pts. – 5,29,233
Overall Recovery Rate – 85%

Total Active Pts. – 78,775

Doubling Rate – 54 Days
Growth Rate (17 Apr-23 Apr) – 1.26%.”

Maharashtra has been the worst-affected Indian state by the latest wave of the pandemic. The Maharashtra government headed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray 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.

Meanwhile, India has reported a record 3.5 lakh new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.