Mumbai News Today highlights, Mumbai Weather and Coronavirus Latest Updates highlights: Recording over 300 Covid cases for the three consecutive day, Mumbai on Friday reported 364 fresh infections and five fatalities. The city however witnessed a marginal dip in both the figures as compared to Thursday, when it had recorded 397 cases, this month’s highest, and seven deaths.
According to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the Covid tally climbed to 7,42,765, while the death toll jumped to 15,968 with today’s additions.
Rane reached Ratnagiri on Friday morning and resumed his Yatra by garlanding the statue of Maratha warrior king Chatrapati Shivaji at Maruti Mandir Chowk in Ratnagiri. Heavy police bandobast has been deployed in Ratnagiri.
On Thursday, the city recorded 397 new Covid-19 infections and an increase in its positivity rate to 0.9 per cent. In the last 24 hours, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation conducted 41,628 tests in the city.
In a first, the Mumbai civic body has deployed drones for fumigation to combat the menace of malaria and dengue-spreading mosquitoes in the city. The drones are used for fumigation in the G South ward which has many mill compounds, Railway workshops, slum pockets and are inaccessible and abandoned in some cases. The ward is spread across Prabhadevi, Lower Parel and Mahalaxmi.