COVID-19: Mumbai reports 1,946 fresh cases, 68 deaths on May 13

Mumbai reported 68 deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday which pushed its fatality count to 14,076

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 06:59 PM IST
article-image
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 | AFP

With the addition of 1,946 new COVID-19 cases on May 13, Mumbai's infection tally rose to 6,84,048. Now, there are 38,649 active cases in the city. On May 11, the city reported lowest single day spike since March 30 with just 1,717 cases.

Mumbai reported 68 deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday which pushed its fatality count to 14,076, data released by the city's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. 2,037 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Sunday taking the recovery count to 6,29,410.

On Thursday, 30,886 tests were conducted, as compared to 37,607 on May 1. 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. However, May 3 reported the lowest count rate with just 23,542 tests.

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.

(To receive our E-paper on whatsapp daily, please click here. To receive it on Telegram, please click here. We permit sharing of the paper's PDF on WhatsApp and other social media platforms.)

RECENT STORIES

Chhattisgarh: FIR against BJP MPs for sharing fake video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Chhattisgarh: FIR against BJP MPs for sharing fake video of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

BSE Odisha 10th result to be out on this date; Here’s how to check

BSE Odisha 10th result to be out on this date; Here’s how to check

HC asks BMC to crack the whip on illegal nursing homes in Mumbai

HC asks BMC to crack the whip on illegal nursing homes in Mumbai

Maharashtra: Except for Aaditya Thackeray, disqualification notices sent to all MLAs of Uddhav camp...

Maharashtra: Except for Aaditya Thackeray, disqualification notices sent to all MLAs of Uddhav camp...

Mumbai: BMC to provide management courses to 100 school principals

Mumbai: BMC to provide management courses to 100 school principals