A health worker measures the body temperature of incoming passengers on a long distance train during a Covid-19 coronavirus medical screening at a railway station, in Mumbai on May 13, 2021
A health worker measures the body temperature of incoming passengers on a long distance train during a Covid-19 coronavirus medical screening at a railway station, in Mumbai on May 13, 2021
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With the addition of 1,544 new COVID-19 cases on May 16, Mumbai's infection tally rose to 6,88,696. Now, there are 35,702 active cases in the city.

Mumbai reported 60 deaths due to coronavirus on Saturday which pushed its fatality count to 14,260 data released by the city's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 2,438 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday taking the recovery count to 6,36,753.

COVID-19: Mumbai reports 1,544 cases on May 16; 22,430 tests conducted, lowest in three weeks

On Sunday 22,430 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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