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Mumbai: BMC adds 862 deaths to Mumbai''s COVID-19 toll

Mumbai: BMC adds 862 deaths to Mumbai''s COVID-19 toll
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Mumbai, June 16 (PTI) The count of coronavirus cases

in Mumbai crossed 60,000 on Tuesday but the daily increase in

number of patients dropped below 1,000 after almost a month,

the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

55 new deaths were recorded during the day, but the

overall toll due to the pandemic increased to 3,165, the BMC

said, as 862 deaths were added after data reconciliation.

As many as 941 new coronavirus patients were detected

in the financial capital in the last 24 hours taking the tally

of cases to 60,142, it said.

On the other hand, 915 patients were discharged from

hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients in the city

to 31,040.

There are 25,937 active patients in the city while

772 new suspected patients were admitted in hospitals.

Since May 16, when 884 new cases had been reported,

the number of new patients dropped below 1,000 for the first

time on Tuesday.

The highest single-day increase of 1,751 was recorded

on May 22.

The overall death toll in Mumbai, however, climbed to

3,165 on Tuesday from 2,258 the day before, as the civic body

added 862 deaths to the toll after a data reconciliation

exercise.

"Based on information received from various hospitals,

862 deaths are updated after reconciliation of all the deaths

since March and has been added in progressive," the BMC said.

Out of 55 new deaths due to COVID-19 in the city since

Monday night, 34 deaths occurred due to various co-

morbidities, the civic body claimed.

Till June, 2.64 lakh COVID-19 tests had been conducted

in the city, the BMC said.

The growth rate of COVID-19 cases in the city between

June 9-15 was 2.49 per cent, while it was over 4 per cent in

civic wards R-Central, R-North and R-South.

There are 823 active containment zones in slums and

chawls, and 4,959 building have been sealed. PTI KK

KRK KRK


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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