(Eds: Adding info) Mumbai, Aug 20 (PTI) The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai increased to 1,32,817 on Thursday after 1,275 people tested positive, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.
The death toll due to the infection rose to 7,311 as 46 fatalities were reported during the day, it said.
According to the civic body, 976 patients were discharged from hospitals on Thursday, which pushed the number of recovered persons to 1,07,033.
The tally of active COVID-19 cases in the city is 18,170 at present.
Currently, the recovery in the country's financial capital is 80 per cent.
According to the BMC, the average doubling rate of COVID-19 cases in the city has improved to 90 days.
The doubling rate was 10 days on May 12, 41 days on June 24, and 70 days on July 28, it said.
According to the BMC, in nine out of the 24 civic administrative wards, the doubling rate of COVID-19 cases is over 100 days,while it is over 90 days in five wards, over 80 days in four wards, over 70 days in one ward and over 60 days in four wards.
The average growth rate of the COVID-19 reduced to 0.78 per cent, it said.
The BMC said that in 19 of the 24 civic wards the average growth rate of COVID-19 cases is below one per cent.
The city had an average growth rate of 3.64 per cent on June 2, 1.72 per cent on June 24, and 0.97 per cent on July 28, 2020.
Mumbai is one of the worst-affected hotspots of coronavirus in the country. The first infected patient was found in the city on March 11 this year. PTI KK NP NP