Mumbai saw no Covid deaths in 24 hours for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak last year. The financial capital of the country, one of the cities most affected by the pandemic, today registered 367 cases of the infection.
“This is great news for all of us in Mumbai,” Mumbai Civic Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal told PTI news agency, adding: “As a municipal commissioner, I salute the MCGM (Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation) team. for his spectacular performance. “
The positivity rate has dropped to 1.27% in the metropolis, which now has 5,030 active cases. The city’s recovery rate stands at 97%.
More than 28,600 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours in the city, authorities said.
Although there are no active containment zones in the city, 50 buildings remain sealed.
At the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, the city witnessed a surge of Covid cases (more than 11,000 cases in one day) and an unprecedented number of deaths.
Amid an unprecedented surge in daily cases earlier this year, the city struggled with an acute shortage of healthcare infrastructure and medical oxygen for patients. Families struggled to get hospital beds and medicine for those infected with the deadly virus. An extraordinary number of deaths each day overwhelmed the crematoria.
Mumbai has so far recorded 7,50,808 coronavirus cases with 16,180 deaths.