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Updated on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 02:30 PM IST

'No river in Mumbai where bodies of COVID-19 patients are being dumped': Mayor Kishori Pednekar reacts to allegations of death data fudging

Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar | ANI

Mumbai mayor Kishori Pednekar | ANI

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As a rebuttal to claims made by various opposition leaders that Mumbai has been underreporting the number of deaths caused due to COVID-19 mayor Kishori Pednekar said that no data is being hidden in Mumbai as there are three places where the numbers are being recorded.

"Data of COVID deaths are not being hidden. No data is being hidden in Mumbai. There is no river in Mumbai where bodies of people succumbing to Corona are being dumped. All COVID deaths in Mumbai are recorded at 3 places, so the data can't be hidden," Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar was quoted as saying by ANI.

She also made use of the opportunity to ridicule the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, where corpses washed ashore the river Ganga's banks.

Menawhile, Mumbai reported 788 new COVID-19 cases yesterday, taking the total tally to 7,13,790. Now, there are 15,947 active cases in the city.

City recorded 27 deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday which pushed its fatality count to 15,100 as per data released by the city's civic body. 511 COVID-19 patients recovered and were discharged on Tuesday taking the recovery count to 6,80,520.

On Wednesday, 29,082 tests were conducted. May 17 had reported the lowest count rate with just 17,640 tests.

Meanwhile, the doubling rate has increased to 553 days, while the weekly growth rate has dropped to 0.12 percent.

There are total 28 containment zones in the city and 62 buildings have been sealed as per today's data.

(With inputs from agencies)

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Published on: Thursday, June 10, 2021, 02:30 PM IST
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