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 1,946 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.

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

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.

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