Mumbai logs 500 plus COVID-19 cases for first time after February 6; active tally crosses 2,500

The daily number of infections in the metropolis crossed the 500 mark on February 6 this year when 536 cases were detected.

Published: 31st May 2022 10:33 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2022 10:33 PM   |  A+A-

Mumbai Coronavirus

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By PTI

MUMBAI: Mumbai on Tuesday recorded 506 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest daily count since February 6 this year, which raised the tally of infections to 10,65,802, a civic official said.

The number of active cases went past 2,500 and reached 2,526.

The number of recoveries in Mumbai stands at 10,43,710 while the COVID-19 death toll remained unchanged at 19,566 with no fresh fatalities being reported during the day, the official said.

The daily number of infections in the metropolis crossed the 500 mark on February 6 this year when 536 cases were detected.

As per the bulletin released by the civic body, Mumbai's case recovery rate now stands at 98 per cent.

The city has witnessed a significant rise in the daily cases this month compared to April.

The metropolis had reported cases in three digits on 27 days this month.

Mumbai logged a total of 5,979 cases in May, as against 1,822 cases in April, while it reported only three deaths this month compared to four fatalities in April.

The city reported 318 cases and zero fatalities on Monday.

As many as 8,139 swab samples were tested in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of tests conducted in Mumbai to 1,71,36,684.

There are currently 24,472 beds available in city hospitals and only 90 beds are occupied at present, the bulletin stated.

Of the latest cases, 489 (98 per cent) patients were asymptomatic and only 17 have been admitted to hospitals, it said.

The overall growth rate cases in Mumbai is 0.029 per cent for the period between May 24 to 30 and the city has recorded a doubling rate of 2,355 days, it was stated.



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