Mumbai on Wednesday reported 2,510 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily addition since May 8, and one death, taking its tally to 7,75,808 and the toll to 16,375, a civic official said. The spike in the country’s financial capital has been apparent since December 20, when just 283 cases were reported. The metropolis had seen 1,377 cases on Tuesday, and an increase of over 80 per cent over Wednesday’s figure, he pointed out.
On May 8, Mumbai saw 2,678 coronavirus cases, when the second wave of the pandemic was at its peak. So far 7,48,788 people have been discharged after recovery, including 251 during the day, leaving the city with an active count of 8,060, he said.
Data from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation showed that between December 22 and 28, the growth rate in cases was 0.10 per cent, the recovery rate was 97 per cent, while the doubling time of the tally was 682 days. The BMC said that 51,843 COVID-19 samples were tested in Mumbai on Wednesday, taking the total number of tests to 1,35,76,453.
Mumbai has 45 sealed buildings on Wednesday, up from 37 a day earlier, and a containment zone as per civic data.