The total death toll in the city has now reached 19,585 while the tally of cases stands at 1,095,954
Covid vaccination drive in progress at platform no 18, CSMT. Pic/Ashish Raje
The city on Monday reported a dip in new Covid-19 cases at 1,310. However, the number of tests conducted during the day was also low at 9,949. The city also reported 2 fatalities. The total death toll in the city has now reached 19,585 while the tally of cases stands at 1,095,954. Since the beginning of June, 19 patients have succumbed to the infection, which is more than the deaths reported in April and May. .
Of the new patients, 97 needed hospitalisation including 12 who were put on oxygen support. At present, there are 14,089 active Covid patients in the city. Of them, 666 are undergoing treatment at hospitals and 83 of them are on oxygen support. As per the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials, a 94-year-old woman and a 40-year-old woman died due to the infection on Monday. Both the deceased had comorbidities such as hypertension.
Covid death review committee head Dr Avinash Supe said, “Most of the fatalities were reported among senior citizens and people from high-risk groups who are suffering from diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, acute kidney or lung diseases.” “Even though cases have surged in the state, hospitalisations have been low and most of the deaths were caused by other health issues in patients, not Covid,” he added.