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COVID-19: Mumbai registers zero deaths for first time since Jan 2

COVID-19: Mumbai registers zero deaths for first time since Jan 2

Earlier on January 2, the metropolis had reported zero fatalities and, for a second time this year, no death linked to coronavirus has been reported in the last 24 hours.

For the first time after the coronavirus outbreak in the city in March 2020, it had registered zero deaths on October 17, 2021. Thereafter, the metropolis had not recorded any deaths linked to the infection for seven days in December. For the first time after the coronavirus outbreak in the city in March 2020, it had registered zero deaths on October 17, 2021. Thereafter, the metropolis had not recorded any deaths linked to the infection for seven days in December.

Mumbai did not record any new deaths linked to Covid-19 for a second time in 2022 on Tuesday, while 235 more people tested positive for the infection, the city civic body said.


According to a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) bulletin, with new addition, the tally of coronavirus infections in the city jumped to 10,54,477, while the death toll remained unchanged at 16,685.

Earlier on January 2, the metropolis had reported zero fatalities and, for a second time this year, no death linked to coronavirus has been reported in the last 24 hours.

A day after the city logged less than 200 Covid-19 cases for the first time since December 13, 2021, the daily count rose marginally to 235. On Monday, the financial capital had reported 192 Covid-19 cases and two fatalities.

The metropolis remained free of sealed buildings and containment zones for the sixth day in a row and the number of active Covid-19 cases dropped below the 2,500-mark.

The daily positivity rate, or cases detected per 100 tests, in Mumbai stood at 0.92 per cent.

In the last 24 hours, 25,338 Covid-19 tests, around 3,000 less than the previous day, were carried out in the city, taking their cumulative tally to 1,58,60,216, the bulletin said.

With 446 more patients discharged during the day, the number of recovered cases jumped to 10,32,632 and the city's coronavirus recovery rate stood at 98 per cent, it said.

Mumbai now has 2,301 active Covid-19 cases.

The cases doubling rate jumped to 1,813 days, while the growth rate of Covid-19 infections between February 8 and February 14 stood at 0.04 per cent, the BMC said.

The bulletin said 197 of the 235 new patients, or around 84 per cent of the total, were asymptomatic.

In the last 24 hours, only 38 patients were hospitalized and 14 put on oxygen support, it said.

Also, only 972 of the total 36,853 hospital beds earmarked for coronavirus patients are currently occupied in the city, according to the bulletin.

On January 7, 2022, Mumbai had reported the highest-ever 20,971 cases during the third wave which started from December 21, 2021.

Last year, the metropolis had reported the highest 11,163 daily cases on April 4 and most deaths in a day at 90 on May 1 during the second wave of the pandemic.

After Mumbai registered zero Covid-19 fatalities, the BMC said it shows the impact of various steps taken by the civic body to combat the contagious disease and that it was moving in the right direction in tackling the pandemic.

The civic body also pointed out that Mumbai currently has no sealed buildings or containment zones.


Suresh Kakani, additional municipal commissioner, said all these have been possible due to valuable support provided by Mumbaikars and continuous efforts taken by the BMC at various levels and mitigation strategies adopted by it.

For the first time after the coronavirus outbreak in the city in March 2020, it had registered zero deaths on October 17, 2021. Thereafter, the metropolis had not recorded any deaths linked to the infection for seven days in December.

The civic body listed a number of steps taken by it to achieve the target of zero deaths. These included effective implementation of policy related to containment zones and sealed buildings, opening of Covid-19 testing centres for early detection of infection, establishment of ward-level war rooms for effective treatment of patients, setting up of jumbo healthcare centres and speedy vaccination of citizens, among others.

Published on: Feb 16, 2022, 9:29 AM IST
Posted by: Sana Ali, Feb 16, 2022, 9:27 AM IST
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