With 5,185 COVID-19 cases Mumbai reports a new high

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Mumbai, Mar 24 (PTI) Mumbai on Wednesday reported its highest one-day rise in COVID-19 cases so far with 5,185 new infections coming to light, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

It took the caseload in the country's financial capital to 3,74,611, the civic body said.

With six deaths, the fatality count stood at 11,606.

On the other hand, 2,088 persons were discharged from hospitals, taking the tally of recoveries to 3,31,322.

There are 30,760 active patients, the BMC said.

The growth rate of the viral infection between March 17 and 23 in the city was 0.79 per cent while recovery rate was 90 per cent, it said.

There are 39 active containment zones which include slums and chawls while 432 buildings have been sealed so far after patients were found there. PTI ND KRK KRK