Mumbai: Mumbai saw a sharp decline in active coronavirus cases on Friday – 15,962, the lowest in the past five months after an increase in the number of recovered patients.
With 205 patients discharged from hospitals in the last 24 hours, the city has recovered approximately 2,35,412 people, accounting for about 90 percent of the total COVID-19 cases.
Prior to Friday, Mumbai recorded the lowest number of active COVID-19 cases in the third week of May.
The Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika (BMC) said that Mumbai’s coronavirus virus increased to 2,62,476 on Friday after the city reported 792 fresh cases. It was the seventh consecutive day the city reported fewer than 1,000 cases in 24-hour intervals.
A total of 22 new people died in the city due to the pandemic, which was 10,396.
The BMC said the average rate of COVID-19 cases in the city was 157 days on October 29, but it increased to 208 days in eight days.
Maharashtra saw a sharp decline in active coronavirus cases on Friday – 1,02,099, the lowest in nearly four months, following a sharp drop in the number of fresh infections a day, and an increase in recovery.
The number of active cases in the state rose to 3,01,752 on September 17, the highest level of first COVID-19 cases in the state in March.
(With PTI Inputs)