After a difficult year marred by the pandemic, there is finally some good news for the people of Mumbai. For the first time since the onset of COVID on March 26, 2020, the metropolitan city has reported zero fatalities. While the city is already on the path to recovery with a decline in cases each day, the latest development has brought in a new respite to the citizens and authorities alike.
The return to zero!
"The return to zero! We are extremely happy to announce that Mumbai has reported zero #Covid19 related fatalities today, a first since March 26th, 2020. We are well on the way to recovery Mumbai, keep following precautions and let's get every citizen vaccinated!", read a tweet by the official handle of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.
"Let us all keep the masks on our face and let every citizen of Mumbai get vaccinated if some of us haven't yet. I appeal to everyone to help us keep Mumbai safe," said the Commissioner of BMC.
Mumbai COVID stats
Reportedly, the financial capital of India recorded 366 new cases on Sunday, while 518 patients were sent home after their recovery, on the same day. Though the active case count in the city is still logged at 5,902 cases, the health officials heave a sigh of relief over nil fatality. With a recovery rate as high as 97.4%, the cumulative tally of recovered cases in the metropolis has reached a total of 7,22,084 cases.
Notably, as per the Mumbai civic Commissioner, about 97% of beneficiaries in Mumbai have received their first jab of COVID-19 vaccine whereas 55% of eligible citizens have completed their vaccination. Reportedly, there are no containment zones in the city, however, 50 residential buildings remain sealed, at present. This is a major upgrade as compared to the strained days during the first and second wave, when these numbers ran in thousands.