MUMBAI: While the state reported a slight increase in Covid-19 detections, for the second day in a row, the city registered below 500 cases (469) on Saturday.
The state reported 8,172 cases and 124 deaths, taking the total cases to 62 lakh and fatalities touched 1,26,851. The number of daily deaths was stable at 12, taking the total toll to 15,690 since March 2020.
“The Covid-19 situation is stable in Mumbai, with cases hovering around 500 daily. Our daily positivity is less than 1.5% and below the national average,” said BMC additional commissioner Suresh Kakani. The number of deaths are above 10 every day, emerging as a spot of worry for civic officials. “Our audit into the daily deaths shows that most patients who succumb either came very late for treatment or were transferred from a private hospital to a public one when their condition worsened,” said Kakani.
With discharges higher than daily detections, active cases in the state and city also reported a drop. Active cases were slightly above 1 lakh, of which 10,672 cases were in Mumbai.