Daily Covid cases drop to 1,702 as testing falls in Mumbai

Mumbai on Thursday reported 1,702 fresh Covid-19 cases with the test positivity rate rising to 9.64 per cent due to a drop in testing.

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Daily Covid cases drop to 1,702 as testing falls in Mumbai
Mumbai on Thursday reported 1702 fresh Covid-19 cases. (Picture: Representational)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mumbai on Thursday reported 1,702 new Coivd-19 cases
  • Test positivity rate increased to 9.64 per cent
  • Maharashtra reported 2,813 new Covid-19 cases

Recording a slight dip in infections, Mumbai on Thursday reported 1,702 fresh Covid-19 cases. However, the test positivity rate increased to 9.64 per cent due to a drop in testing. The overall growth rate of cases in Mumbai is 0.093 per cent for the period between June 2 to June 8.

Notably, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had increased testing numbers to 17,145 on Tuesday and TPR had dropped to 7.2 per cent with 1,242 new cases.

MAHARASHTRA COVID TALLY

Maharashtra on Thursday reported 2,813 new Covid-19 cases. Of the new cases, 1,702 were reported in Mumbai alone. The total number of active cases in the state rose to 11,571.

On the recovery front, 1,047 patients were discharged on Thursday, taking the recovery rate in the state to 97.98 per cent.