At 1,240, Mumbai reports lowest daily rise in COVID-19 cases with lowest number of tests in three weeks
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With the addition of 1,240 new COVID-19 cases on May 17, Mumbai's infection tally rose to 6,88,696. It is the single lowest day spike. Now, there are 35,702 active cases in the city.

Mumbai reported 48 deaths due to coronavirus on Saturday which pushed its fatality count to 14,308 data released by the city's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 2,587 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday taking the recovery count to 6,39,340.

At 1,240, Mumbai reports lowest daily rise in COVID-19 cases with lowest number of tests in three weeks

On Monday 17,640 tests were conducted, as compared to 37,607 on May 1. It is the lowest single day count of conducting tests in the last three weeks. May 3 earlier had reported the lowest count rate with just 23,542 tests.

On May 2, the testing count dipped to 28,636 similar to that of April 26 when 28,328 samples were collected. Between April 26 till May 3, the test counting rate ranged mostly between 30,000 to 45,000.

But the number of deaths has been on the rise in the city over the last few days and Saturday's toll is the highest since June 30 last year, when it had recorded 93 fatalities.

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