Mumbai records zero COVID-19 deaths for first time since pandemic began
New Delhi, Oct 17: Mumbai on Sunday reported zero COVID-19 deaths, for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country in March 2020.
The city also recorded 367 new cases, 518 patients recovered, taking the total number of recovered patients to 727,084. There are around 5030 active cases in the city.
Mumbai civic commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said the city reported zero deaths due to the virus during the day for the first time since 26 March, 2020. "This is a great news for all of us in Mumbai," he said.
The metropolis had reported its first coronavirus positive case on 11 March, 2020, and its first death six days later on 17 March that year.
"As municipal commissioner, I salute team MCGM (Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai) for their spectacular performance," he added.
A total of 28,697 tests were carried out, which took the overall test count to 1,09,57,392. There are 5,030 active COVID-19 cases in Mumbai at present.
The recovery rate is 97 percent, while the case doubling rate is 1,214 days. The overall growth rate of coronavirus cases from October 10 to 16 is 0.06 percent. Mumbai had recorded the highest 11,163 cases on 4 April, 2021 and most number of deaths at 90 on 1 May. Chahal said that a total of 97 percent eligible citizens of Mumbai have received their first dose of vaccination and 55 percent are fully vaccinated.
"Let us all keep the mask on our face and let every citizen of Mumbai get vaccinated if some of us haven't yet. I appeal to everyone to help us keep Mumbai safe," he added.