52 new Covid-19 patients found in Mumbai, count 330; 4 deaths

MUMBAI: Fifty-two new cases were detected in Mumbai on Friday, while four Covid-19 patients died in the city during the day, the (BMC) said. The number of coronavirus cases in the country's financial capital increased to 330 and the number of people who succumbed to the disease reached 22, it said in a statement late at night.

On the other hand, 14 coronavirus patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery, bringing the number of patients discharged from the city to 34, he said.

Of the four patients who died, three had 'comorbidities' (pre-existing health problems) while another had age-related risk factors, according to the statement.

The municipal corporation also said it has started fever clinics near containment areas (created around places where coronavirus patients were found), and so far 85 people with flu symptoms have been screened at 16 of those clinics.

More than nine lakh people have been surveyed and screened for coronavirus infection in the city, while high-risk contacts of confirmed patients living in dense areas have been transferred to shelters and shelters, according to the statement.

As of Saturday afternoon, the number of patients with coronavirus had reached 537.