Death toll falls to single digit for the first time, since the second wave

by Web Desk | Published: 09 Jun 2021

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Seven deaths were reported in Mumbai on Tuesday due to covid-19, which is the lowest since March. With this, Mumbai recorded a total of 15,000 in the covid-19 toll. Deaths in single digits are reported for the first time in the second wave of the pandemic. Mumbai recorded new 682 covid-19 cases on Tuesday. The positivity rate is below 3 percent in the last few days. States official said that “Mumbai is the only city that is updating its daily toll in real-time. Cites like Nagpur and Pune are now reporting the deaths that occurred in April and May. 
According to a state official, “Mumbai has managed to effectively report its deaths because complete system is decentralized, and each ward is reporting cases and death rate from its jurisdiction, which reduced the burden to compile records on BMC. The public health department reported 702 deaths due to covid-19 on Tuesday across Maharashtra.