Mumbai, Jun 23 (PTI) Mumbai on Wednesday reported 863 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day count since June 5, and 23 fresh fatalities, the city civic body said.
With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases jumped to 7,23,324, while the death toll increased to 15,338, said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) updated data.
Mumbai has witnessed a sharp rise in new infections and fresh deaths as compared to Tuesday, when the city had registered 570 cases and 10 deaths.
The city has reported the highest daily COVID-19 cases since June 5 when the infection count was 866.
The surge in new infections could be because of an increase in number of tests. As many as 37,905 tests were conducted across the city in the last 24 hours as compared to 32,307 tests the previous day.
According to the civic body, so far 69,11,526 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the financial capital.
The BMC said 711 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, pushing the cumulative number of recovered cases to 6,91,128.
Presently, Mumbai has 14,577 active COVID-19 cases, as per the civic body.
Mumbai has a recovery rate of 95 per cent, while the average growth rate of COVID-19 cases between June 16 and June 22 was 0.9 per cent, according to the BMC data.
The case doubling rate in the metropolis is 728 days, as per the data.
According to the BMC, Mumbai has 12 active containment zones in slums and 'chawls' (old row tenements), while the number of sealed buildings (where a certain number of residents have tested positive for coronavirus) is 88.
The financial capital had reported the highest-ever 11,163 COVID-19 cases on April 4, while it witnessed the most single-day deaths during the second wave - at 90 - on May 1. PTI KK RSY RSY