Covid-19-related deaths in Mumbai surge past 100 with over 1,500 confirmed cases

The death toll from the new coronavirus in Mumbai exceeded 100, while the number of positive cases crossed the 1,500 mark, the city's civic body said on Monday, suggesting a grim situation in the metropolitan city. The coronavirus case count has risen to 1,549 in the financial capital, according to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), with 150 more people testing positive in the last 24 hours.

by Niranjani Jesentha Kumari Prabagararaj

Updated: Apr 13, 2020 21:57 IST

Tags: India Corona
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During the same time, nine more Covid-19 patients succumbed, bringing the death toll in the Maharashtra disease epicenter to 100, a release of BMC said. 

The total number of patients recovered reached 141 with 43 more people being discharged from hospitals said civic body. The BMC reported that seven out of the nine deaths were due to co-morbidity, while the other two were associated with factors linked to ageing. 

"It is found that 87 percent of Covid-19 deaths have age-related risk factors for co-morbidity conditions such as diabetics, hypertension, heart disease, and 7 to 8 percent," the BMC release said.

"Elderly people, as well as citizens with co-morbidities, should report immediately to their nearest civic-run coronavirus health center for care if they experience even slightest symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat or moderate breathlessness," the release said. Protection Status