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In A First, Mumbai Records Zero Covid Deaths Since Covid-19 Outbreak In 2020


Mumbai: In a first, India’s financial capital Mumbai reported zero Covid-19 deaths on Sunday since the Covid-19 outbreak wrecked havoc in the city around 20 months ago in March 2020. Even as no deaths were reported, the city logged 367 new infections while 518 fully recovered patients went home on Sunday, according to news agency IANS.

At present, the city has 5,030 active cases giving some relief to the health authorities.

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The pandemic affected the country’s commercial capital severely with 751,293 total infections till date and 16,180 deaths, the highest count in the country. The city’s doubling rate has increased to 1,214 days, with a recovery rate as high as 97 percent now.

In a sign of Covid-19 slowing down, there are no containment zones in the city’s chawls or slums, and 50 buildings remain under seal now compared to the figures ran into thousands at the time of the first and second waves of Covid.

 India logged 14,146 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, the lowest in more than seven months taking the country’s tally to 34,067,719, according to the ministry of health and family welfare. As many as 19,788 patients of Covid-19 recovered and 144 others succumbed to the viral disease in the same period. With this, the cumulative count of recoveries and deaths has touched 33,419,749 and 452,124 respectively.

Almost 1,835 lesser cases were reported on Sunday compared to 15,981 infections on Saturday. The death toll on Sunday has also gone down compared to 166 deaths recorded a day earlier.



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