New Delhi: Mumbai saw a marginal increase in the number of daily Covid-19 cases on Tuesday after infections fell for five consecutive days while cases continued to fall in Delhi. The nation’s capital recorded 11,684 new cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday.
Covid-19 cases in Delhi, death
According to the health department, Delhi on Tuesday recorded 11,684 new cases of Covid-19 and 38 new deaths. The positive rate fell to 22.47%.
On Monday, the nation’s capital recorded 12,527 new Covid cases and 24 deaths, with a positive rate of 27.99%.
On Monday, 52,002 tests were carried out, an increase from the 44,762 tests carried out on Sunday. A total of 2,730 people were hospitalized, including 139 on life support.
The total number of cases rose to 17,34,181 in Delhi while the death toll rose to 25,425. The number of active cases in the city stands at 78,112, including 63,432 patients in home isolation.
Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, Death
In its health bulletin, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said Mumbai recorded 6,149 new cases of Covid-19 and seven deaths in the past 24 hours.
The number of new cases rose by 193 from the previous day, while the number of deaths fell by five. The number of active cases also fell below the 50,000 mark. With the new additions, the number of Covid-19 rose to 10 11,967, while the death toll rose to 16,476, according to the BMC bulletin. Mumbai’s positivity rate stood at 12.89%, down from 12.51% on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday revised the quarantine criteria for travelers arriving in Mumbai from the United Arab Emirates, including Dubai.
Unlike previous standard operating procedures (SOP), travelers arriving in the city from the United Arab Emirates are now exempt from mandatory 7-day home quarantine and RT-PCR testing upon arrival, according to a BMC directive published on Sunday.