With the addition of 1,425 new COVID-19 cases on May 20, Mumbai's infection tally rose to 6,93,664. Now, there are 29,525 active cases in the city.
Mumbai reported 59 deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday which pushed its fatality count to 14,468 data released by the city's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 1460 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Thursday taking the recovery count to 6,47,623.
On Thursday 29,391 tests were conducted, as compared to 37,607 on May 1. May 17 had reported the lowest count rate with just 17,640 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.