MUMBAI: For the second consecutive day, daily Covid cases dipped in Maharashtra (17%) and Mumbai (6%) on Friday. The state added 43,211 cases as against 46,406 on Thursday, while Mumbai reported 11,317 cases, down from 13,000-plus. The BMC said it plans to run around 60,000 tests a day.
The state also saw a drop in fatalities after three days. In all, 19 deaths were reported on Friday, of which 9 were in Mumbai, the highest this week.

Interestingly, the daily positivity rate too has been decreasing in the city—from 28.5% on Sunday to 20.6% on Friday, said BMC officials. In Maharashtra, it is fluctuating between 16.3% and 23%.

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