As per reports by city’s civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Mumbai reported 50 COVID-19 fatalities taking the death toll to 11,959. With the addition of today’s number, the city has reported 5,00,898 COVID-19 cases.
Mumbai, as of now, there are 91,108 active patients. On Saturday, 8,474 patients recovered and were discharged taking the total number of recovered patients to 4,06,087. The city’s recovery rate is now at 79%.
The doubling rate of COVID-19 cases is now 34 days.
While the Centre has urged states to ramp up testing, Mumbai on Saturday tested 48,749 people.
Uddhav Thackeray In Favour Of Lockdown, Say Sources After All-Party Meet
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is in favour of a complete lockdown in the state that is struggling with an unprecedented rise in coronavirus cases, sources told NDTV, following an all-party meeting to discuss the crisis.
However, not all members of the Shiv Sena-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party coalition that rules the state are in favour of a lockdown and neither is the opposition BJP, sources said.
“Lockdown of a few days is necessary and then relaxations can be given. The Chief Minister will hold a meeting with the state Covid task force on Sunday,” Deputy Chief Minister Ashok Chavan told news agency ANI.