Mumbai records nine new COVID deaths, highest in five months; cases drop to 11,317, 17% less than yesterday

This was the second consecutive day when Mumbai witnessed a dip in daily coronavirus cases. Mumbai registered a positivity rate of 20.6 percent, down from 21.73 percent yesterday

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Mumbai: Mumbai on Friday reported nine fresh deaths linked to COVID-19, the highest single-day fatalities since 11 August, 2021, and 11,317 new cases, a drop of 17.6 percent from Thursday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

With these additions, the financial capital’s coronavirus tally rose to 9,81,306, while the death toll increased to 16,435, a BMC bulletin said.

This was the second consecutive day when Mumbai witnessed a dip in daily coronavirus infections.

The city had reported 13,702 COVID-19 cases and six fatalities on Thursday. It means the metropolis has recorded a 17.6 percent drop in cases, or 2,385 less, in the last 24 hours. However, three more fatalities were reported as compared to the previous day.

According to the bulletin, 54,924 COVID-19 tests were carried out in the city in the last 24 hours as compared to 63,031 on Thursday.

The testing figures were the lowest in the last 10 days.

Mumbai registered a positivity rate of 20.6 percent, down from 21.73 percent a day ago.

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