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COVID-19: Mumbai reports 2,554 cases on May 4, lowest single-day count since March 30; 29,076 tests conducted

Mumbai reported 62 deaths due to coronavirus on Tuesday which pushed its fatality count to 13,470

FPJ Web Desk | Updated on: Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 08:13 PM IST

A pedestrian walks past a wall mural depicting medical staff as frontline Covid-19 coronavirus warriors, amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai on March 29, 2021.
(Representative Photo) | AFP Photo
A pedestrian walks past a wall mural depicting medical staff as frontline Covid-19 coronavirus warriors, amidst rising Covid-19 coronavirus cases, in Mumbai on March 29, 2021. (Representative Photo) | AFP Photo
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With the addition of 2,554 new COVID-19 caseson May 4, the city's infection tally rose to 6,61,420. It is the lowest single-day count reported in the last four weeks.

Mumbai reported 62 deaths due to coronavirus on Tuesday which pushed its fatality count to 13,470, the data released by the civic body said.

Today, there were only 29,076 tests 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.

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Published on: Tuesday, May 04, 2021, 08:13 PM IST