Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday will chair a meeting through video conferencing to assess the COVID-19 situation in the jurisdiction of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The CM is also suppose to take an update on BMC's pre-monsoon preparations.
With the addition of 8,217 coronavirus cases and 49 deaths, the infection tally in Mumbai rose to 5,53,159 and death toll to 12,189 on Thursday, the data shared by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) revealed.
Mumbai had reported 11,163 infection cases on April 4 (2021), which was the biggest one-day spike since the pandemic began. As 45,486 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, the overall test count of the metropolis increased to 48,01,219, the BMC data said. With 10,097 more patients getting discharge from hospitals, its recovery count jumped to 4,54,311.
Mumbai's COVID-19 recovery rate is 82%, the overall growth rate is at 1.64% and the case doubling rate is 42 days. There are 95 containment zones in Mumbai, where 1,100 buildings have been sealed to curb the spread of the virus, the BMC said.
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to chair a meeting through video conferencing later today, to assess the #COVID19 situation in the jurisdiction of BMC and also to take an update on BMC's pre-monsoon preparations.— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2021
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