BMC mortality rate is lowest than world average: said BMC chief

by Web Desk | Published: 26-04-2021

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Mumbai: In an interview with a national television, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal said the death toll in Mumbai was the lowest in the world. The second wave in Mumbai started on February 10 and we are about 76 days old.  In the last 76 days, we have received 3.09 lakh new positive cases, but out of these 3.09 lakh new cases, the death toll is only 1,319. 


This means that in this large sample of 3.09 million people, our mortality rate is 0.4 percent.  Those who are positive and those we have treated.  BMC is very pleased to be able to save so many lives,”he said. Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), which is very close to Mumbai, said the Indian government had supplied 175 metric tonnes of oxygen from Jamnagar - just 16 hours a night for a tanker.


I can assure you and all my citizens now. The supply is adequate. We need 235 metric tonnes per day. Please allow the state government to allow 240 metric tonnes per day," Chahal added. He said there was no shortage of 40 BMC hospitals and state government hospitals in remdesivir doses. "Since I issued work orders on April 5, we have received 45,000 remdsivirs meanwhile, 5,542 new corona virus cases were reported in Mumbai on Sunday.  This brings the city's COVID-19 number to 6,27,651. 

On the other hand, for the fifth day in a row, India recorded the highest ever increase in Covid-19 cases.  In the last 24 hours, India reported 3,52,991 new cases.  According to the Union Ministry of Health, the total number of cases is 1,73,13,163.  The number of active cases is 28,13,658.  The death toll is 1,95,123, with 2,812 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data updated at 8am.