Mumbai: City’s positivity rate improves; 575 new Covid cases reported
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The positivity rate of Mumbai improved to 1.6 percent on Saturday, as the city reported 575 fresh Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours.

The daily case tally in the city recorded a slight dip as the city reported less than 600 cases on Saturday after reporting 650-700 cases daily throughout the week. Also, on Saturday, total 35,491 tests were conducted in the city and total of 851 patients were discharged. 21 patients succumbed to the virus.

Suresh Kakani - additional municipal commissioner and in-charge of public health in the BMC said that the rate of decline in cases has been slow in Mumbai.

"We can say, that Mumbai is now at a plateau stage as the rate of decline has become slow from here as the city is recording somewhere between 600-800 cases daily," Kakani told FPJ on Saturday.

"The average positivity rate is however around two percent, which is a good sign as the number of tests, that we are conducting has been high," Kakani added.

At present, there are 8,297 active cases in Mumbai and the overall recovery rate in the city stood at 96 percent on Saturday.

Meanwhile, total 9,489 fresh cases were reported in Maharashtra on Saturday and 8,395 patients were discharged. Alongside this, total of 145 Covid-19 deaths were also reported in the state in the past 24 hours.

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