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Mumbai sees over 3,000 new covid cases for second day in a row, 316 buildings sealed

Mumbai's COVID-19 tally increased to 3,65,914 while 10 deaths took the fatality count in the country's financial capital to 11,592

BMC medical staff collects swab samples at Prathan Samaj, Girgaum. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo) (HT_PRINT)Premium
BMC medical staff collects swab samples at Prathan Samaj, Girgaum. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo) (HT_PRINT)

The financial capital of India, Mumbai continues to see a surge in covid-19 cases as it recorded 3,260 new covid-19 cases on Monday the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

A day after recording the highest single-day tally at 3,775 cases the city continues to reel as active covid-19 cases continue to rise.

Mumbai's COVID-19 tally increased to 3,65,914 while 10 deaths took the fatality count in the country's financial capital to 11,592 today.

The number of active covid-19 cases in the city rose to 25,372.

A total of 3,28,031 patients recovered with 1,323 recoveries taking place in the last 24 hours. The overall recovery rate reduced to 90% from an earlier 91% while the doubling rate of covid-19 patients is 97 days.

BMC has sealed a total of 316 buildings in Mumbai to contain the spread of covid-19 while the number of containment zones in the city remains at 40.

The BMC has also conducted contact tracing of 17,170 high-risk individuals in the last 24 hours.

The number of containment zones and sealed buildings has significantly gone up in the past six days in Mumbai with an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases.

With a spurt in coronavirus cases in the city, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has decided to carry out over 47,000 rapid antigen tests at public places like malls, railway and bus stations every day.



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Published: 22 Mar 2021, 09:06 PM IST
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