Mumbai on Wednesday reported 490 new coronavirus positive cases, a jump of more than 160 from the previous day, but did not record any fatality caused due to the infection, a Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) official said. A total of 1,201 cases of Covid-19 were reported across Maharashtra in the last 24 hours.
Mumbai city had reported 204 cases on Monday and 327 on Tuesday.
With the addition of cases, the overall infection count in the city climbed to 7,68,148, while the death toll stands at 16,366, he said.
A total of 45,014 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, taking their cumulative number in the city to 1,32,91,717, the civic official said.
Mumbai now has 2,419 active coronavirus cases after 229 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day following recovery.
So far, 7,46,784 patients have recuperated in Mumbai and its recovery rate is 97 per cent.
The overall growth rate of the Covid-19 infection stood at 0.03 per cent between December 15 and December 21, while the case doubling rate was 1,962 days, he said.
The civic body said that presently Mumbai has 14 sealed buildings (where more than five residents have tested coronavirus positive in each of them), but no containment zone in slums and 'chawls' (old row tenements) since the past few months.
This year, Mumbai reported the highest cases at 11,163 on April 4 and most number of deaths at 90 on May 1 during the second wave of the pandemic.