Mumbai records less than 700 cases, total positivity rate now at 2.1%

The city has also recorded 13 Covid-19 deaths on Saturday. Total 33,136 tests were conducted in Mumbai on Saturday

Pratip AcharyaUpdated: Sunday, June 20, 2021, 03:16 AM IST
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Mumbai: The total positivity rate of Mumbai has fallen to 2.1 percent from 2.5 percent on Saturday. The city recorded 696 fresh Covid-19 cases and total 790 patients were discharged in the past 24 hours. Alongside this, the city has also recorded 13 Covid-19 deaths on Saturday. Total 33,136 tests were conducted in Mumbai on Saturday and according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) the recovery rate of the city stands at 95 percent on Saturday and the overall growth rate is 0.08 percent.

Meanwhile, senior civic officials said that even though the city has a positivity rate below as low as 2 percent, the BMC is taking time to allow more guidelines on the ongoing restrictions.

"We need to wait for sometime before relaxing the norms completely, we have seen that it didn't take long time for the cases to surge during the second wave and now that we are anticipating a third wave, we need to be more cautious," said Suresh Kakani - additional municipal commissioner and in-charge of public health in the BMC on Saturday.

Meanwhile, total 8,912 positive cases were detected in Maharashtra and 10,373 patients were discharged after recovery on Saturday. Total 257 Covid-19 deaths were reported in the state on Saturday and the case fatality stands at 1.97 percent.

As on June 19, there are 1.32 lakh active cases in Maharashtra and 18,788 active cases in Mumbai.

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