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Updated on: Monday, October 18, 2021, 08:20 PM IST

COVID-19: After zero deaths on Sunday, Mumbai reports four fatalities today

Mumbai: A health worker takes swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test, at a railway station in Mumbai, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. |  (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

Mumbai: A health worker takes swab sample of a passenger for COVID-19 test, at a railway station in Mumbai, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021. | (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)

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Mumbai on Monday recorded four deaths due to Covid-19 a day after the city had reported zero fatality for the first time since the pandemic outbreak.

Since March 26, 2020, it was the first time yesterday when the city didn't report a single death.

The city, which has been the worst-hit during both the waves, logged 373 new cases on Monday, the daily data of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai showed. The maximum city had reported its first coronavirus positive case on March 11, 2020, and its first death six days later on March 17 that year.

After reporting zero deaths, BMC’s municipal commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal hailed the development, saying, “This is great news for all of us in Mumbai. As MC, MCGM, Mumbai, I salute Team MCGM for their spectacular performance. I also profusely Thank Team Media for its unflinching support and trust in Team MCGM. Let us all keep the mask on our face and let every citizen of Mumbai get vaccinated if some of us haven’t yet! I appeal to everyone to help us keep Mumbai safe."

He also informed that 97% of the eligible population in the city have received single dose of the vaccines, while 55% are fully jabbed now.

While, Minister of Tourism and Environment Aaditya Thackeray took to Twitter to share the ‘good news’ and urged people to follow safety protocols and get themselves vaccinated. “The good news: Mumbai today has recorded zero covid deaths, the first time since 26th March 2020. Keep the mask on the face and get yourself vaccinated if you haven’t yet! Help us keep Mumbai safe, we’re here to serve you!” Aaditya tweeted.

While, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar today earlier in the day said that the city is ready to vaccinate children and is waiting for guidelines.

Meanwhile, the city recorded 373 new cases on Monday, taking the cumulative case tally to 7,51,181, revealed data from the BMC’s public health department. The death toll rised to 16,184 on Monday, while recoveries jumped to 7,27,627, with 543 people being discharged in the last 24 hours ending on Monday.

The recovery rate of Mumbai now stands at 97 per cent, whereas the positivity rate has dipped to 1.27 per cent. There are 4,853 active cases in the city, as per civic data. A total of 30,114 tests were conducted on Sunday.

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Published on: Monday, October 18, 2021, 08:20 PM IST
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