Karnataka sees highest spike of 6,805 new COVID-19 cases

According to the BMC, the island city recorded 215.8 mm rain, followed by 101.9 mm in eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in western suburbs. 

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Friday, August 7, 2020 - 00:43

New Delhi: Mumbai has received the highest rainfall of the season within just 12 hours on Wednesday, the city civic body informed. According to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), the island city recorded 215.8 mm rain, followed by 101.9 mm in eastern suburbs and 76.03 mm in western suburbs. A high tide of 4.44 meters or 14.57 feet is likely to hit Mumbai today at 1.50 pm.

Meawhile, India reports 56,282 new COVID-19 cases and 904 fatalities in the last 24 hours. The total tally rises to 19,64,537 including 5,95,501 active cases, 13,28,337 cured/discharged/migrated and 40,699 deaths, as per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a cumulative total of 2,21,49,351 samples have been tested up to August 5 with 6,64,949 samples being tested on Wednesday.

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Mumbai, Thane and parts of Navi Mumbai received extremely heavyy falls (more than 200mm) at few places in the last 24 hours. Rest of the places it was heavy to very heavy. Colaba records 331.8 mm; Santacruz 162.3 mm. The next 24 hours could see gradual decrease in intensity of rainfall in the city.

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6 August 2020, 08:12 AM

Meteorological Department’s Colaba centre recorded 293.8 mm of rain in 12 hours — incidentally, it is the highest rain received in a period of 24 hours for August since 1974.

 

6 August 2020, 08:09 AM

Mumbai rain update: Radar image indicating intense clouds over north of Palghar district. In Mumbai and Thane not much clouds.

6 August 2020, 07:30 AM

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